Originally built in 1967, the JBK was first known as the Administration Building. Then in 1989, it underwent a major facelift in both appearance and personality. The building became the Jack B. Kelley Student Center after a generous endowment contribution in memory of former Amarillo businessman Jack B. Kelley. The JBK is the center of student activity at West Texas A&M University. The building underwent significant modifications the last two years. Construction for the expansion of the JBK began in 2011 and was completed in December 2012. The addition to the JBK includes additional meeting spaces, Legacy Hall (a multi-purpose room capable of seating 500-banquet style), a catering kitchen, a First-Year Experience office suite, a Buff Tech store, and restrooms on both floors.
The Jack B. Kelley Student Center is the gathering place for the entire West Texas A&M University community. We are dedicated to providing an educational, cultural, social, and premiere facility that inspires intellectual and interpersonal development through student-centered programs and services.
2012 - 2013 Annual Goals
- To expand the overall usage of the Jack B. Kelley Student Center by students, departments, and community groups.
- To instill in professional and student staff the philosophy of a student-oriented and professionally managed facility.