Located in south-central Oklahoma, the city of Ada has long been the birthplace of some of the most famous Oklahomans. The birthplace of such figures as Bill Anoatubby and Robert S. Kerr, Ada has had a profound influence on the growth of our state. Beyond the celebrity figures, East Central University stands as an anchor within the community. Founded in 1909 as the East Central State Normal School, the current University houses nearly 5,000 students from all over the United States. With a variety of academic options available at the university, it was my pleasure to help develop a master plan for them that will last well into the future.