Tour of George Fox’s Hadlock Student Center is highlight of Legacy League lunch March 1

February 18th, 2019

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Rob Simpson, director of campus recreation, will serve as speaker and tour guide

NEWBERG, Ore. (Feb. 18, 2019) – A tour of George Fox University’s newest building, the 48,000-square-foot Hadlock Student Center, will be part of the Friday, March 1, meeting of the George Fox University Legacy League.

In a change of format from the usual talk or performance presentation, the event will offer a “show and tell” of the newly opened building just steps away from the luncheon location in the school’s Canyon Commons dining hall. The meeting of the support organization, formerly the George Fox University Auxiliary, starts at noon and is open to the public.

The cost is $10 at the door, and reservations must be made by Tuesday, Feb. 26, by calling Judy Woolsey at 503-538-7314 or Connie Magee at 503-927-5011.

Speaking and guiding the tour will be Rob Simpson, director of campus recreation. He joined the university more than a year ago to help establish Hadlock’s new programs and staffing for the facility.

Located on the east side of the campus on the edge of Hess Creek Canyon, the building has a 21,000-square-foot gymnasium with three full-size multi-use courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, pickleball and dodgeball. It also houses a 4,200-square-foot fitness center, suspended indoor running track, 5,400 square feet of office space for student government and activities, a student lounge, a climbing wall, and a rental center for camping and sporting equipment.

The building is named for Bob and Camille Hadlock, both alumni of the university who were missionaries until his death in 1995. She is country director for K.I.D.S., a large Christian orphanage and school in Uganda.

Simpson’s new position is a return to the Newberg campus, where his first job out of college was as a student residential housing area coordinator and leader of resident assistant team retreats in the summers. He has both a bachelor’s degree (1992) and master’s degree (2003) in college student affairs from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to coming to George Fox, he was associate professor of outdoor leadership at Simpson University in Redding, California, after 10 years at Azusa as director of its High Sierra program.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Regional University.” Money magazine ranked it the No. 1 school in Oregon in its 2017-18 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Judy Woosley, 503-538-7314 or
Connie Magee, 503-927-5011

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