The decision was made Friday by the schools board of trustees.
The trustees were pleased to unanimously approve naming the new dormitory Newman Hall as a tribute to Harold Newman for the stellar job he is doing as president of Shorter College, Trustee Chairman Nelson Price said. He is obviously Gods man for this hour in the life of Shorter College. His academic prowess, business acumen and spirit are an asset to the academic and spiritual life of this school.
Shorter began construction on the three-story, apartment-style building in March and held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 20. The building, which provides living space for 46 students, is behind the Sheffield-Thompson Building and west of Roberts Hall. The estimated cost of constructing and furnishing the building is $2.644 million, approximately $1.4 million of which was provided by the Georgia Baptist Convention.
Newman has served as the colleges president since January 2006. He served as Shorters provost for 20 years and as interim president from January 2005 to 2006.
In other action, Shorters Board of Trustees elected six representatives to serve on the boards executive committee during 2008. The board unanimously elected: Nelson Price of Kennesaw as chairman; Kevin Snodgrass of Rome as vice chairman; Dayle Fowler of Suwanee as secretary; and Roger Willis of Lawrenceville, Nolan Robinson of Cartersville, and Bob English of Dallas as at-large members.