Cedarville University announced May 15 that it will honor the memory of Dr. Donald L. Tyler by naming its newest facility the Tyler Digital Communication Center. Tyler, who died May 8, retired in 1999 after serving 40 years as senior pastor of Bethesda Baptist Church in Brownsburg, Ind. He was a Cedarville University trustee for more than 35 years.
(Cedarville University Photo by Scott L. Huck)
by Public Relations Office
May 15, 2002
Cedarville, Ohio - Cedarville University announced today that the newly renovated facility previously known as the “College Center” will be renamed the Tyler Digital Communication Center in the memory of longtime trustee Dr. Donald L. Tyler. Tyler, who died May 8, was a University trustee for 35 years. He retired as senior pastor of Bethesda Baptist Church in Brownsburg, Ind., in 1999. He attended Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College and was awarded the honorary doctor of divinity degree from Cedarville University in 1977.
“Don Tyler’s service as a trustee is one of the primary reasons Cedarville University is what it is today,” said Dr. Paul Dixon, Cedarville University president. “His vision for providing young people an education consistent with biblical truth in a quality, thoroughly Christian environment was pivotal in Cedarville’s development over the past 35 years.”
“Not only was Dr. Tyler a steadfast trustee for many years, but he also served for 40 years as pastor at a church that under his leadership grew from a congregation of 97 to one that numbers more than 1,500. In addition, he was a denominational leader in the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches and was a nationally recognized Bible teacher.
“My appreciation for Don and his wife Martha is boundless,” Dixon continued. “I often tell people there is no explanation for Cedarville University’s growth and development except God and the people God uses in this place. Don and Martha Tyler are two of the people whom God used most effectively to further His work here,” he concluded.
The Center’s $5 million renovation began last fall. When it opens in August, the Tyler Digital Communication Center will house
• two 84-seat, tiered classrooms
• two 48-seat classrooms
• three 27-seat classrooms
• four computer-equipped classrooms
• the University’s Writing Center, including tutoring facilities
as well as office space for faculty, computer services personnel, and the Development Division.
Formal dedication ceremonies of the Center will be held in conjunction with Cedarville University’s homecoming festivities in October.