By Mitch Holt, Staff Writer
The old alumni outreach building, more commonly known among faculty as the Rogers House, disappeared during Christmas break. The building’s occupants moved to a different building last fall before the university had the building torn down to make room for parking.
The building-turned-rubble once housed a portion of the Office of Alumni Relations and the Centennial coordinator, making it rather difficult for the office to best do its job because it was split up.
Chris Campbell, alumni outreach officer for Central and South Texas and the central United States and former worker in the Rogers House, said the office dynamic and unity is much better now with everyone in the same building.
“Now that we have all of our people together, we can more effectively function as an office,” Campbell said.
Campbell and the others in his office moved from the Rogers House on Campus Court across from Edwards Residence Hall to the Office of Alumni Relations in a recently renovated house on East North 16th Street.
The current alumni office was renovated in the fall to better fit the entire Office of Alumni Relations, including the new additions from the Rogers House.
Bob Nevill, director of Physical Resources, said prior to its considerable renovations, the building was known as the Moore House.
Nevill said moving the alumni office and tearing down the building was the best option Physical Resources had. He said it would have been much more expensive to repair the building than it was worth.
“The staff needed to be more near to the other members of their office, and we needed the space for parking,” Nevill said.