James Douglas McComas
The student health and fitness facility is named for James Douglas McComas, university president from 1988 to 1994. The late president emphasized undergraduate education, kept an open door for students, recruited National Merit Scholars, and personally advised several undergraduates. He established the Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Academic Advising Center, encouraged diversity, and promoted public service. His legacy also includes the transformation of the Hotel Roanoke into a major conference center.
Construction was completed in 1998. A 25,000-square-foot addition to the fitness center was completed in summer 2010.
Address: 895 Washington St. SW | Map Grid: L-9
Originally Built: 1998 | Abbreviation: MCCOM
Latitude: 37.22069 | Longitude: -80.4223