BGSU Historic Campus Tour

Mileti Alumni Center

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Throughout much of the early history of Bowling Green State University, the administration paid little attention to alumni of the university. As the number of alumni grew dramatically throughout the 50s and 60s, however, greater attention focused on the vital part alumni could continue to play at the university. Thus, in 1972, the university Board of Trustees approved construction of a building that

would be the focus of alumni activities on-campus replacing the small wooden house on Wooster Street previously used for that purpose. Since its construction, the Alumni Center has been the epicenter of Alumni activity on-campus as well as a place for special university events and programs. Currently, there exists an audio-visual area, a library featuring alumnus literary works, boardrooms, conference rooms, a multi-purpose room, and a display area filled with alumnus artwork. Moreover, the offices of the Office of Alumni Affairs, Office of Development, BGSU Foundation, the Vice-President for University Advancement, and the offices of the Alumni Association and University Ambassadors.

Listed below are additional highlights in the history of the building:

  • 1972, Board of Trustees approves plans for the construction of the center.
  • 1976, construction completed at a final cost of nearly $1million.
  • 1976, officially dedicated.
  • 1979, officially named for Nick Mileti.