The Campus of Morgan State University Designated as a “National Treasure”

MorganThe National Trust for Historic Preservation has designated the campus of Morgan State University as a National Treasure. The National Trust and Morgan State University will develop a preservation plan that stewards the many historic buildings on campus, while planning wisely for the university’s future.

The University has made positive strides to preserve portions of the campus, including the restoration of University Chapel, which has previously been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

pres_wilsonDavid Wilson, president of Morgan State University said that “we are very excited and honored by this designation from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In many ways, it is recognition of the value we have placed on caring for and preserving the history of the great Morgan State University.”

Stephanie Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, stated that “the National Trust believes historically Black colleges and universities tell an important and often overlooked American story. We are proud to partner with Morgan State University – a nationally recognized innovator and education leader – to demonstrate how the preservation of their remarkable older buildings can be a springboard for growth, rejuvenation, and revitalization.”


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  1. Dr. Natasha Brown says:

    I graduate from Morgan State University Cum Laude Honors with a BS in Psychology in 2001. This is wonderful news!!! I am glad a plan is being implemented to preserve the campus history in the older buildings. The university is making some tremendous changes. I am proud I graduated from Morgan State University because it helped paved the road for me to become a doctor. I also graduated Magna Cum Laude Honors with a MS in Organizational Development and Leadership from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I also graduated Magna Cume Laude with a EdD in Educational Leadership and Management with a Concentration in Human Resource Development from Drexel University. To conclude, I will always remember my educational experience from Morgan State University because I learned how to embrace my ethnicity, educate my mind and others, and uplift my community.

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