Through a visionary strategy that sets in motion clear goals for the future, Ursinus College is embarking on an ambitious campus master plan that will serve as a road map for years to come.
About the Master Plan
The campus master planning process focuses on aligning facilities with the academic mission and vision set forth in the Ursinus strategic plan, and to ensure those facilities will support our academic, residential and athletic programs so that they may fulfill that mission.
Ursinus seeks a bold and innovative master plan that is willing to diverge from conventional master plans and allows the college to align its facilities with the four questions of the core curriculum: What should matter to me? How should we live together? How can we understand the world? What will I do?
In the coming months, workshops will be held with the greater campus community to discuss, prioritize and reach consensus regarding potential future projects. The process will conclude with a development framework and a phased action plan for implementation of the envisioned projects.
Ursinus is working in collaboration with The Stone House Group to support the college’s master plan and is currently in the process of completing facilities, energy, infrastructure, and space assessments for the campus.
Two firms will work in unison to help plan and execute the college’s master plan: Hord Coplan Macht and Dober Lidsky Mathey. Architectural Resources Cambridge will be assessing athletics facilities for the master plan.
View the master plan kickoff presentation shared with faculty during the Sept. 5 faculty meeting.
Campus Master Planning Task Force
Rob Wonderling P’16, chair of the Ursinus Board of Trustees and task force chair
Annette Parker, vice president for finance and administration (co-facilitator)
Mark Schneider, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college (co-facilitator)
Jill Leauber Marsteller ’78, senior vice president for advancement
Laura Moliken, director of athletics
Debbie Nolan, vice president of student affairs and dean of students
Shannon Zottola, vice president and dean of enrollment management
Brock Blomberg, president (ex officio)
Board of Trustees
Terry Connell ’72, chair of the board committee on finance and facilities
John E. F. Corson P’04; H’12
Michael Markman P’20, chair of facilities task force and liaison to community task force
Holly Hubbs, professor of music (CPPC representative)
Leah Joseph, associate professor of environmental studies
Jonathan Marks, professor of politics
Shammah Bermudez, director of disability services
Susan Fazio, administrative coordinator, president’s office
Steve Gehringer, director of facilities
Melissa Sanders Giess, assistant dean of students and director of residence life
Kate Keppen ’05, director of sustainability
Ed Moorhouse, director of communications
James Shuttlesworth ’97, director of network systems and infrastructure
Meghan Jones, technical director, Department of Theater and Dance (Staff Assembly representative)
Alumni and Students
Mikaela Bordonaro ’19 (HEP and psychology double major)
Laura Cruz ’08 (horticulturalist and landscape planner)
Benjamin Minardi ’20 (economics and math double major)
The Stone House Group
James Hayes, consultant, energy and sustainability