In August 2014, construction began on the second building in Colorado Christian University's Lakewood campus redevelopment project, a new residence hall to house the rapidly growing student body. Construction on Yetter Hall was completed in one year, and in August of 2015, 300 CCU students moved into their new home on our Lakewood campus.
Yetter Hall features 53 apartment-style units and optional basement storage. In total, the residence hall is 103,000 square feet and holds 300 beds, with a ratio of 2 beds to 1 full bathroom. Additionally, each unit includes a full kitchen with living room and a washer and dryer. Yetter Hall was named after Archie Yetter, a past presidents of one of CCU’s legacy institutions.
Archie H. Yetter '28, president of Rockmont College from 1954-1963, was a true servant of Jesus Christ and a gifted teacher and writer. After graduating from Denver Bible Institute in 1928, Yetter pastored churches in Colorado and California and worked devotedly for Colorado Christian University's heritage institutions for more than 50 years. His various positions included radio broadcaster, dean, business manager, vice president, and director of the Bible Institute.
Yetter was also a member of the founding board of Western Bible Institute from 1948-1952. His wife Betty and five children supported his ministries with their own energy and talent. President Yetter is remembered for his love of the Bible, his encouraging work with students, and his servant-leadership in CCU’s heritage institutions.
At Yetter Hall’s dedication on August 19, 2015, Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy spoke about the importance of Colorado Christian University’s presence to the larger Lakewood community.