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Jack B. Kelley Student Center About Us

About Us

Mission Statement

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.


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 and a new roof project Summer of 2015.  The addition to the JBK includes additional meeting spaces, Legacy Hall (a multi-purpose room capable of seating 500-banquet style and 700 theatre style), a catering kitchen, a First-Year Experience office suite, a Buff Tech store, and restrooms on both floors.

Meet the Staff

We are guided by a 3 man professional staff and 13 fantastic student workers. Our professional staff is Chance Haugen, Director, Chari Lueb, Assistant Director and Megan Whitten, Events Coordinator. Of our student staff we employ 3 Student Building Managers, 2 Student Secretaries, 5 Operation Crew Members, and 3 Audio Visual Technicians. We work hard to be a resource for our students and the WTAMU community; whether through event services or just a place to relax. We at the JBK take great pride in knowing we are the heart of the university and strive for greatest in every line of endeavor. Our team is always looking for new ways to improve, so if you have any comments or concerns please fill out our facility questionnaire, so we can find new ways to better the student center.

2015 - 2016 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.
  • To maintain a facility that is clean and in an excellent state of repair through constant supervision and planning in order to provide an area in which quality programs and services for students can be accommodated.

  • To build and cultivate relationships among our fellow constituents.


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Contact Us:

Email: Jbk@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2394
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Google Maps address:
200 Victory Circle
Canyon, Texas 79015