New Building & Scholarship Named for Retiring PC President

Bob and Phyllis Staton


A building on the Presbyterian College campus is being named for Retiring PC President Bob Staton. A recently completed central building of the new residential complex on campus is being named Staton Hall. PC Board of Trustees chairman E. G. Lassiter made the announcement during a farewell reception honoring both Bob and First Lady Phyllis Staton on Alumni Green November 13th.   Because of the pandemic, attendance at the event was limited to board members.

Lassiter said, “It is not hard to look around campus and see all that has been accomplished over the past five years under Bob’s leadership. There are new and renovated spaces for our students to live and learn, a larger and more diverse student body, more academic and athletic offerings, and an engaged board, just to name a few. He noted Bob and Phyllis Staton were most proud of the relationships they have built with students during their tenure. Lassiter mentioned how the Statons participated on campus, including helping students move in and attending events during Welcome Week and attending capstone presentations, athletic competitions, and cultural events.

In addition to announcing Staton Hall, the Board of Trustees announced the establishment of the Robert E. and Phyllis Staton Endowed Scholarship. They endorsed a fundraising effort to raise $1.5 million in scholarship support in the Statons’ honor before their scheduled retirement on December 31st.