Do you ever wonder about the people for whom buildings on TWU campuses are named? If you’ve been at TWU for more than a few years, you’re familiar with this building’s namesake.
The Ann Stuart Science Complex opened in 2011 and was named for the university’s president at the time, Ann Stuart, PhD. She retired in 2014 after 14 years at TWU’s helm. That same year, she was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. The videos, biographies and photos of Stuart and the other inductees are included in the hall’s permanent exhibit, located on the second floor of the Blagg-Huey Library on TWU’s Denton campus.
During her tenure, Stuart oversaw construction of new health sciences centers in Dallas and Houston, as well as the 80,000-square-foot building that bears her name. The complex combined the original science building (constructed in 1936) with a newly built facility connected by a three-story atrium. At the building’s grand opening, Stuart said the complex “continues TWU’s tradition of providing students with state-of-the-art facilities that model their future workplace environments.”
This is the sixth story in an occasional series on the history behind TWU buildings.
Part I — Stoddard Hall
Part II — Student Union
Part III — Blagg-Huey Library
Part IV — Stark and Guinn residence halls
Part V – TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences – Dallas Center