Tour of ASU Downtown Campus


Fourth Floor Pool

ASURA News Anchors

ASURA's own new anchors

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On February 20, 2016 about 18 persons gathered at the Civic Space Park near the ASU Downtown campus in Phoenix for a tour of the ASU Downtown Campus. The tour was led by Barbara Shaw-Snyder (Office of Public Affairs) and included visits to:

  • The Sun Devil Fitness Complex with its fourth floor outdoor pool and elevated running track around the gym,
  • University Central
  • The Cronkite Communications building and Cronkite News studio where John Brock and Joyce Hartman Diaz got to sit in the news anchor chairs,
  • The Nursing and Health Innovation building, and
  • The Construction site for the new Law School building where we got a PowerPoint presentation of the new building by Thomas Williams (Assistant Dean).

Most of the tour attendees were amazed at the magnitude and quality of ASU’s presence in the downtown area. As we walked from building to building you had a sense of being on a campus with students and green space but also of being downtown with retail stores and business folks intermingled with the students. We were very proud of the facilities available to the nearly 14,000 ASU students that select one of the downtown academic programs for study.

After the 2 hour tour, many of the ASU retirees and/or their guests headed off to lunch in the Phoenix downtown area.

Story by John Brock and Barry McNeill

Pictures by Joyce Hartman Diaz and Barry McNeill