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Donors’ Vision for Global Learning Comes to Life Recently faculty members shared about how the Center is helping students engage with the world beyond Lexington in a real and immediate way.

The Ruscio Center for Global Learning has brought to life the vision of the many donors and advocates who wanted to see global learning elevated at W&L. Recently faculty members who are working and teaching in W&L’s new Ruscio Center for Global Learning shared about how the facility is helping students to engage with the world beyond Lexington in a real and immediate way.

It takes a village to build a Center for Global Learning

The Ruscio Center for Global Learning was made possible by generous donors as part of W&L’s Honor Our Past, Build Our Future campaign, which concluded in 2015. The Center was dedicated on May 13, 2016, and in October 2016 was named by the Board of Trustees in honor of Kenneth P. Ruscio, the university’s 26th president. Leadership donors to the Center for Global Learning are recognized on a wall in the lobby of the Center.

Total project cost: $13.5 million

Contributed by donors: $11.5 million

Groundbreaking: Summer 2014

Dedication: May 13, 2016

Number of leadership donors recognized in the building: 53

Class reunion gifts for the Center’s construction: Class of 1989’s 25th reunion gift, Class of 1964’s 50th reunion gift