Dalton State’s Residence Hall Named for Mashburn


Dalton State’s first residence hall in the Roadrunner Place complex may not be complete yet, but it has a name. 

The building will be named John Willis Mashburn Hall, in honor of the late John Willis Mashburn, who established The John Willis Mashburn Charitable Trust to advance endeavors that boost higher education and economic development.

The hall is currently under construction and scheduled to open fall semester 2016. The name was approved by the Georgia Board of Regents on Tuesday.

“The Mashburn Trust has invested significant resources in Dalton State and the greater Dalton community,” said Dr. Margaret Venable, interim president of the College. “The naming of our first residence hall honors the commitment of this esteemed family to our institution and our students. We are honored to be entrusted with such generous support.”

The on-campus housing will have 365 beds and will include one-, two-, and four-bedroom suits with semi-private bathrooms. There will be a laundry area on each floor, as well as several commons spaces, game rooms, kitchen areas, an outdoor patio, outdoor fire pit, and a covered veranda.

Construction is by Winter Construction, and the architect is Collins Cooper Carusi. Corvias Campus Living, a private partner, will manage and maintain the housing complex for 65 years.