The Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center

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Honoring the past and cultivating transformational leaders for tomorrow, the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center rests at the highest point of North Greenville University’s Tigerville campus. Originally opened in 1955, the 20,000-square-foot facility is one of the most historic buildings on NGU’s campus, previously serving as the university’s administration building and library. Its unique design garnered recognition when it was constructed, and its renovation in 2023 restored many of its beloved historical qualities while modernizing the space for the future. 

The Plaster Free Enterprise Center houses NGU’s College of Business and Entrepreneurship (COBE), the Donald E. Ward Administrative Suite, and the Murphree C. Donnan Commons, which preserves and articulates the legacy of the university’s longest-serving president.  

North Greenville’s College of Business and Entrepreneurship is the university’s largest academic unit, enrolling more than 500 students in its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. In this state-of-the-art facility, COBE students and faculty have access to five high-tech classrooms, two high-profile collaboration rooms, and numerous faculty offices.  

The Donald E. Ward Administrative Suite, located on the upper level on the Plaster Free Enterprise Center, includes offices for the university’s president, executive vice president, provost/dean of university faculty, chief financial officer, and university general counsel. The Suite features meeting spaces and views of Glassy Mountain in the distance.  

Class A Facilities/Class A Students

The Plaster Center provides five high-tech classrooms, comfortable faculty offices, and two high-profile collaboration rooms for the College of Business and Entrepreneurship, accounting for approximately 75 percent of the space in the facility.

Preserving our Heritage

The brightly lit foyer area at the building’s grand entrance features a restored historical mural that tells the story of the North Greenville University and its leaders.

Strengthening our Mission

The resources in the Plaster Center are designed to connect ethical, hard-working students who will go on to become leaders in their fields and in their churches.

Leading the Way

Designed to elicit ‘wows,’ the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center sets a standard of excellence at NGU, providing links to the past while preparing students for the future.  

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