FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A crowd of more than 300, including Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Chancellor Dan Ferritor, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long and members of the Jerry and Gene Jones Family, gathered on Saturday, Sept. 19, for the dedication of the Jerry and Gene Jones Family Student-Athlete Success Center.
The ceremony marked the official opening of the 55,000 square foot facility dedicated to the development of more than 460 Razorback student-athletes. The Jones Success Center is located on Meadow Street between Pomfret Hall and John McDonnell Field.
The Jerry and Gene Jones Family Student-Athlete Success Center was made possible by a gift by a $10.65 million gift from the Jones family. In recognition of the gift, the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees named the facility in their honor. The Jones Success Center addresses the academic, nutritional, personal and professional development of more than 460 student-athletes and creates an integrated academic support program focused on the graduation of all student-athletes at the University of Arkansas.
The Student-Athlete Success Center is the new home of the Bogle Academic Center and provided student-athletes with multiple learning environments including academic advising and course preparation, leadership training through the Razorback Leadership Academy, career planning and service learning.
The approximate 55,000 sq. foot (SF) facility includes 30+ tutor rooms, 5,000 SF of open study and lounge space, 3,800 SF of computer and group lab space, a 135+ seat auditorium, 90+ seat multi-purpose room, a Sports Nutrition center with a full-service kitchen and seating for 250 student-athletes, a wellness wing for a sports psychologist and dieticians as well as areas specific to Student-Athlete Development and Educational Enrichment Services.