The Future of HCU’s Campus
HCU has begun work on several key components of a broad campus master plan that will ultimately benefit not only the University’s student body, but also the surrounding community in southwest Houston.
A generous gift from Mary Ann Belin, a lifelong friend of HCU, allows the University to move forward with redevelopment of its commercial property along the Southwest Freeway between the Bradshaw Fitness Center and Fondren Street. The Campus Edge project – a public-private partnership supported by the city of Houston – includes a dramatic front entrance, named in memory of Belin’s late husband and former HCU trustee Bruce Belin, directly from the frontage road into the campus and a multi-purpose arena. In addition to providing much-needed space for growth, the transformational project also makes HCU more visible and accessible to the more than 250,000 vehicles that pass by on the freeway each day.
On the other end of campus, HCU has constructed Dunham Field near the corner of Beechnut and Fondren that serves as the school’s football stadium. Construction was made possible due to a generous gift from Linda and Archie Dunham, current co-chairs of the President’s Leadership Council. As such, the stadium is named in their honor. The Dunhams are also supporters of the Dunham Bible Museum, and Dunham Theater in the Morris Cultural Arts Center was named to honor their dedication to the mission and work of HCU.