Regents Approve Renovation Of Walker Education Center

SHSU was given approval by the Texas State University System Board of Regents to begin renovation on the Katy and E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center. The facility is located on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. University officials anticipate that the renovation will begin in June and be completed by the end of the summer.

“The Walker Education Center is the portal to the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and is visited by thousands of citizens each year,” SHSU President Jim Gaertner told the regents. “The museum is a major attraction for groups of area school children that come to the Center in multiple bus loads,” he said. “The Center needs to be upgraded and expanded to better accommodate group visits. The improvements will greatly enhance the appearance of the Center and make accommodations more welcoming and comfortable.”

SHSU received $560,000 from the Cultural Activities Foundation of Huntsville/Walker County to renovate, expand, and improve the meeting space on the lower level of the center for events, receptions and conferences for both the campus and the community.



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