Winston Salem State University (WSSU) honored North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Chancellor Harold L. Martin, Sr. on October 11 with the ribbon-cutting for the new Martin-Schexnider Residence Hall.

The residence hall consists of two towers which are named after the university’s former chancellors,  Martin, who served as chancellor on the Ram campus from 2000 to 2006 and Alvin J. Schexnider, who was the university’s chancellor from 1996 until 2000. Each tower will hold 227 beds with two shared bathrooms and a common living space on each floor.

“I am delighted and honored to be a part of Winston-Salem State University’s strong history and legacy. I am grateful to have served the Winston-Salem State University campus community as chancellor and truly find it remarkable to be recognized through the naming of the new residence hall a long side former chancellor Alvin J. Schexnider,” said Chancellor Martin.

WSSU Board of Trustees approved the naming of the building in Sept. 2012 in an effort to recognize those who have served as chancellor at the university.