Sept. 23, 2014
For Immediate Release
|CU Advancement Board member Roy Rich and his wife Brenda are pictured at the CU Derby Rose Gala. Since he graduated in 1967, Rich has supported his alma mater as his Elizabethtown Exterminating business grew. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)|
By Linda Waggener, marketing and media relations coordinator
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University is the new owner of the Chandler property next door to Winters Dining Hall. The house had been empty for several years with some 40 family members scattered. While it was for sale, the price of the property remained higher than the university was able to work into the budget.
Nothing happened on this strategic property adjacent to campus until two men began working together on possibilities.
President Michael V. Carter said, “We are truly proud of the extra mile efforts of Advancement Board members in support of the university’s continuing growth. Roy Rich, a faithful and long-time member of CU Board of Advisors, now Advancement Board, took the lead with CU vice president for finance and administration Otto Tennant who was in communications with the owners.”
Rich, along with others on the board, Steve Wright, Louis Burden, Steve Horner and Leo Luken, contributed gifts to make up the difference in what CU was able to invest so that the property is now an official part of the campus. Today it is in the process of becoming a green space, a park, beside Winters Dining Hall.
Rich said, “The work done over the past three years results from a 50-year relationship with Campbellsville University. When I became a student, one week into my marriage to Brenda, it was necessary to work, and I worked in the maintenance department so I knew the needs of the university. Along the years since graduating in 1967, I’ve been a supporter of CU as my business, Elizabethtown Exterminating, has grown and prospered.”
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.