The new convocation center will be named after GS graduates

Miriam Boston, Correspondent

Georgia’s Southern University’s planned convocation center in Statesboro will be named in honor of the late Senator Jack Hill and his wife, Ruth Ann Hill. 

“This will be a tremendous addition to our Statesboro campus, for our local community, and for our students, said GS President Kyle Marrero, “We are grateful to the Governor and the Legislature for supporting this project, which will be a permanent reminder of the generational impact made by Jack and Ruth Ann Hill. 

Jack and Ruth Ann Hill Convocation Center will be the signature building on Georgia Southern’s south Campus. 

The Funding for this project will come from a combination of state and privately raised funds. Gov. Brian Kemp’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget recommendations to the General Assembly include more than $12 million for construction. 

Final designs and a groundbreaking schedule will be completed once funding has been secured.