The residence hall supports the four-pillar approach of Highlands College that leverages academic instruction, hands-on training, spiritual development, and character formation to prepare students for full-time Christian ministry. Over 1,000 Highlands College graduates now serve and lead in churches and ministry organizations worldwide.
"We believe that character is built in community," said Mark Pettus, President of Highlands College. "This residence hall amplifies our ability to expand the learning environment beyond the classroom to develop mature, well-rounded young leaders."
"Our team intentionally designed every inch of this facility to bring students together in an environment of excellence," Pettus said. "We are confident that they will build meaningful friendships in this space that will continue through a lifetime of impact."
A $20 million gift to Highlands College from Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green and the Green family funded the residence hall's construction.
Founded in 2011, Highlands College is a private institution offering a two-year degree in ministry leadership. The five-year strategic plan of the college, released in 2021, calls for growth to a four-year program where students graduate without college debt.