White Campus in Columbia
Lindsey Wilson's A.P. White Campus is located on more
than 200 partially wooded acres on a hilltop in Columbia,
which is in the Kentucky Heartland - a region synonymous with
outdoor recreation, camping, boating, and hiking. The A.P.
White Campus is near several major Kentucky tourist attractions:
Lake Cumberland, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world;
Mammoth Cave, one of the Seven Wonders of the World; Green River
Lake and Reservoir; and Cumberland Falls, Kentucky's highest
waterfall and the only spot in the Western Hemisphere that produces
Columbia, the county seat of Adair County, has a population of
about 4,500. Adair County's primary industries are agriculture and
light manufacturing. Columbia offers students a variety of shops,
restaurants and churches within walking distance from campus. It
also provides an appealing small-town charm yet is only a one-hour
drive from Bowling Green, Ky.; a two-hour drive from Louisville or
Lexington, Ky.; or a two-hour drive from Nashville, Tenn.
Lindsey Wilson College has completed major renovations to more
than 25 buildings on the A.P. White Campus in Columbia in the last
20 years -- the result of one of the most aggressive and ambitious
building programs in Kentucky higher
The College completed the $53 million "Changing Lives" campaign
on June 30, 2010. The campaign's highlights include:
- The 186-bed, four-story Harold J. Smith Hall opened in fall
- Doris & Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center:
Opened in February 2010, this 73,223-square-foot health and
wellness center provides myriad opportunities for students,
faculty, and staff to lead healthy lives. The Holloway Health
& Wellness Center includes: an aerobic and dance studio;
cardiovascular equipment area; racquetball court; machine- and
free-weights room; three basketball/volleyball courts; eight-lane
indoor swimming pool; recreational pool with volleyball and
basketball areas; 40-person capacity hot tub; walking track; and
multipurpose room. It is home to the Lindsey
Wilson swimming teams and includes the wrestling program's
- A new Plant Operations Building that houses the physical plant
division was completed in 2010.
- The Blue Raider Band Building, home of the College's marching
and concert bands, was opened in fall 2009.
- The Pines at Lindsey Wilson was acquired in February 2009.
An 18-hole golf course located less than five miles from the
A.P. White Campus in Columbia, the Pines at Lindsey Wilson is open
- Lindsey Wilson Sports Park was opened in fall 2009. The
park features Egnew Park, home to LWC baseball; Blue Raider Field,
home to LWC softball; and Blue Raider Stadium, home to LWC football
and track & field.
- The Jim & Helen Lee Fugitte Science Center, a three-story,
42,000-square-foot building that houses the College's mathematics
and science programs, was opened for the 2006-2007 academic year.
The Fugitte Science Center includes laboratories, smart
classrooms, and a greenhouse.
- The T.D. & Rowena Everett Center, renovated in 2007, houses
the Academic Success Center and First-Year
Experience Advising offices.
Since completion of the "Changing Lives" campaign, the
A.P. White Campus in Columbia received the following additions:
- Keefe Hall, a 46-bed residence hall, opened in fall 2014.
- V.P. Henry Auditorium, a 325-seat theater housed in the L.R.
McDonald Administration Building, underwent a $200,000 renovation
during summer 2012.
- The Dr. Robert & Carol Goodin Nursing & Counseling
Center -- a 27,100-square-foot, two-story building that is home to
the College's Nursing program, School of Professional Counseling,
and Technology Center -- opened in fall 2011.
- The Jerry & Kendrick McCandless Hall, a 156-bed residence
hall, also opened in fall 2011.
- The six-court Henry Baughman Tennis Complex opened in fall
Before the "Changing Lives" campaign was launched, the A.P.
White Campus in Columbia had already undergone a dramatic,
two-decade transformation, which included:
- The president's home, which hosts events for students and the
campus community, was renovated in fall 2009 and renamed the Emily
Hundley President's Home.
- The adjoining Sumner Campus Ministry Center and Norma &
Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship were opened in 2005 and 2009,
respectively. The one-story, 3,000-square-foot Sumner building
serves as a gathering place for the campus's myriad spiritual life
groups and activities, and it also includes classrooms, faculty
offices, and a small library. The Hodge Center offers a
3,000-square foot worship space that is also used for meetings and
- The Holloway Building, which houses the Katie Murrell Library,
was opened in 1986. The Katie Murrell Library houses a
locally owned collection of 62,000 books and audiovisual titles.
A growing virtual library provides access to another 278,000
ebooks and numerous other catalogued online resources with literary
and reference information, streaming music, and video
recordings. Students may also access more than 29,000
magazines and journals in online and print formats. The
online catalog allows students access to 41,000 federal documents
and government websites. Users may also access numerous other
online resources with literary information and reference materials.
Through its online interlibrary loan system, the Katie
Murrell Library enables users to search for and request items from
libraries around the nation. A 10,000 square foot addition to
the Holloway Building was completed in 2002, nearly doubling the
size of the Katie Murrell Library. The addition features the
Thomas D. Clark Reading Room, named in honor of the late Kentucky
historian laureate and home to a collection of Dr. Clark's books
and personal items.
- A campus quadrangle, which includes a 150-seat amphitheatre and
park area, was completed during the 2002-2003 academic year.
- Richardson Hall was opened in August 2001. The 154-bed
residence hall offers students an apartment-style setting while
maintaining the atmosphere and community of a residence hall.
- The Walter S. Reuling Stadium opened in 1998. The
European-style soccer field is the premier soccer park in Kentucky
and is home of the Lindsey Wilson men's and women's soccer teams.
The men's team is nine-time NAIA National Men's Soccer
Champions (1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009 &
2011), and the women's team is four-time NAIA National Women's
Soccer Champions (2004, 2006, 2012 & 2014).
- The John B. Begley Chapel opened in 1997. The $2 million
structure was designed by world-renowned architect E. Fay Jones, a
protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright and a recipient of the American
Institute of Architects prestigious Gold Medal. The Begley
Chapel is a center for contemplation, services, and related
- The renovated W. W. Slider Humanities Center re-opened in 1996.
The Center houses an 85-seat recital hall, the Lucretia
C. Begley Art Gallery, classrooms, faculty offices, and art
studios. It is also the home of the College's regional
Cultural Affairs series.
- The Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center was
opened in 1993. In addition to serving Lindsey Wilson
students, faculty, and staff, the regional center is utilized by
thousands of citizens and groups throughout South Central Kentucky
to hold receptions, meetings, and conferences.
- A major addition to the Cralle Student Union Building was added
in 1987; a 3,800-square-foot wing was added to the building in
- The J. L. Turner Leadership Center was opened in 1987. It
houses the School of Business, classrooms, a computer laboratory,
and a conference center.
- Biggers Sports Center, which seats 1,500, was added to the
campus in 1984. It is the home of the Blue Raiders men's and
women's basketball teams, the women's volleyball team, and the
men's wrestling team.
- The cycling program has a BMX track 1-1/2 miles west of the
A.P. White Campus in Columbia. The course offers multiple
large jumps, a pair of straight-aways, and a rhythm section.
It also features a competition dual slalom and downhill