The Williams Baptist College campus has grown by over 40 acres, thanks to a recent land acquisition. Williams has purchased farm land that joins the campus to the north and west.
The property consists of multiple parcels totaling 41.7 acres, according to Dale Leatherman, WBC’s vice president for business affairs.
“The land is located directly north of WBC’s men’s residence halls and sits between McClellan Road to the east and Stafford Lane to the west, all the way up to the homes on Rudloff Road, which is also known as Country Club Road,” Leatherman said.
Williams is leasing the ground to a local farmer, but Leatherman noted the property could be very useful as WBC expands in years to come.
“WBC is currently in the midst of its ‘Diamond Destiny Plan,’ which focuses on strategies for our future. This includes future expansion of the college. Owning this property, which is contiguous to WBC’s current property, provides an excellent location for future expansion,” he said.
Williams purchased the property from the heirs of A.C. Rudloff, a man who played a prominent role in the early history of WBC.
“Mr. Rudloff served as the business manager for Dr. Williams for many years and was responsible for the construction of a number of buildings on campus. Rudloff Road was named after him,” Leatherman said. “The college would like to thank the entire Rudloff family for remembering the college and agreeing to sell the property to WBC.”
With the land acquisition, the Williams campus now encompasses about 240 acres.