Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held on Monday, August 30, 2011 for the new Multi-Purpose Academic Center (MPAC) on the LSU Alexandria campus. MPAC is the first new academic building built on campus in more than 30 years, and is among the most technologically advanced buildings in the state.
“I don’t have to tell you this building here has been a long, long time coming . . . Now LSUA has a great building and an even greater future,” Governor Bobby Jindal told the crowd of elected officials, LSUA staff and students, and other stakeholders.
Since opening, the LSUA staff and students have taken full advantage of the new building. Students fill the lounge seating placed around the natural light filled lobby. The first theatrical productions have had great success in the 175 seat black box theater. Teachers and students alike rave about the bright, technology filled classrooms. The building has become an essential piece of the LSUA campus fabric.
LSUA Chancellor David Manuel sums it up best, “We have to start looking to set the bar higher, achieve more. That’s what this building does.”