Johnson and Wales University - Charlotte
When civic and community leaders in Charlotte were looking to partner with a university to promote economic and community development — and produce graduates primed for employment in the expanding city — they turned to JWU.
In order to succeed in today’s work force, college graduates need the ability to work effectively in cooperative and competitive environments. Involvement in student organizations and sports and fitness activities is an ideal way to nurture this ability.
To provide students with these experiences, JWU has built a $6.5 million, multipurpose facility for student life and athletics. The 33,000-square-foot facility was constructed on the former site of a parking lot, adjacent to the Carolina Panthers practice field. It houses more than 30 student clubs and organizations encompassing cultural arts, community service, professional development and student government. The Student Center also features a comprehensive fitness center and serves as home to an expanding range of sports teams.