Charles W. Donaldson Student Services Center

The Charles W. Donaldson Student Services Center (SSC) is a modern four-story building planned to consolidate all student services and campus administration into one facility. Within the building, students can apply, register, find out about financial aid, talk to advisers, and apply for graduation. Located adjacent to the Ottenheimer Library and adjoining the Donaghey Student Center by skywalk, the building houses such offices as Administration, Admissions & Financial Aid, Records & Registration, Student Accounts and Cashiers Office, and a 205-seat auditorium.

Project Financing & Timeline

This $13 million project was funded by a $32 million bond issue recommended by the UA Little Rock Board of Visitors and approved by UA Trustees in September 2009. The project began in spring 2011, and it was completed in summer 2012.

Project Team

  • Building Contractor: CDI Contractors, LLC
  • Architectural Firm: Polk Stanley Wilcox
  • Engineering Firms: Bernhard TME and DCI

Project Updates

The SSC received LEED® Gold Certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council. It also won a Bronze Award in the Higher Education category in the Brick in Architecture awards competition and received the American Institute of Architects Honor Award for excellence in architecture and urban design in Arkansas.