Board of Trustees approves naming of Gary B. Keefer Wellness Center

The Penn State Board of Trustees has approved the Gary B. Keefer Wellness Center as the name of the new addition to the Penn State Beaver gymnasium. The name serves to honor Keefer as Beaver’s longest-term chancellor and the driving force behind the building project.

The naming request was presented by the Committee on Finance, Business, and Capital Planning and approved by the Board of Trustees on Friday, March 7, at a meeting at The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

“It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to serve Penn State Beaver for more than 17 years,” Keefer said. “I’m very humbled by this gesture.”

The $3.3 million, 4,980 square foot state-of-the-art Wellness Center, which contains the latest in exercise, cardiac, and aerobic conditioning equipment as well as a yoga studio, was dedicated Sept. 6, 2012. Penn State President Rod Erickson and Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses Madlyn Hanes spoke at the dedication ceremony, which was attended by more than 150 students, faculty, staff, and donors.

For information, contact the Office of Campus and Community Relations at or 724-773-3816.

Last Updated March 10, 2014