The Multi Purpose building, is pictured in the foreground will be named after founding President. (Photo courtesy of East Central College.)
UNION, Mo. - The East Central College board of trustees unanimously resolved at their March 2 meeting to rename the Multipurpose Building after Dr. Don Shook. Shook was ECC’s first and longest serving president.
A naming policy instituted in 2009 states that the board may consider naming honors for an individual who had a significant, lasting and measurable impact on the college. Board president Jim Perry noted that it’s appropriate to honor Shook in this manner based on his long-term commitment to the college.
Shook was hired in August of 1968 to lead East Central Junior College; a position he would hold for the next 18 years. During that time enrollment grew from 470 when the first classes started in September of 1969 to 2,973 students in the fall of 1986.