During the successful move of the new Portlock Black Cultural Center on Aug. 4, Rob Young ’14, director of intercultural development, delivered a video message describing how the new space is an exciting development for the entire Lafayette College community.

Crews moved stone home from 517 Clinton Terrace to its new location a block away, setting it on a new foundation at 41 McCartney St., where it will be extensively renovated as the new Portlock Black Cultural Center. It is scheduled to be ready for use in spring.

The center is named in honor of David A. Portlock, Lafayette’s assistant dean of academics, who first joined the College in 1968 as a part-time consultant to the dean of students before becoming assistant dean of students in 1970 and assistant dean of academics in 1975. His work played a pivotal role in leading Lafayette toward a more diverse and inclusive future.


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