The Armstrong Center will serve as the academic and spiritual cornerstone for CCU's Lakewood campus.

Named in honor of former CCU President Bill Armstrong, the Armstrong Center will continue the transformation of CCU's Lakewood campus into a world-class training ground for future business, church, and world leaders. Construction on the 60,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility is now underway. Since 2015, the University has dedicated four new facilities — providing much-needed academic classrooms, student housing, and meeting spaces. The Armstrong Center will be the fifth and most ambitious facility to date.

When completed, the Armstrong Center will allow the School of Music to return to CCU's main campus, house an expanded library, feature a 500-seat performance theater, and will be home to the University's first dedicated chapel.

We thank our donors for their faithful generosity shown toward CCU, our amazing students, and CCU's distinct and compelling Christ-centered higher education mission.

Watch a live-stream video of the Armstrong Center construction process.

About Bill Armstrong

President Armstrong headshot in vertical orientation.
I feel a great sense of destiny about the opportunity to educate a new generation of leaders. It is the most significant, energizing, and rewarding work I have ever undertaken.
– Bill Armstrong, CCU President 2006-2016

The Armstrong Center is named for former Colorado Christian University President Bill Armstrong. A former U.S. senator, Armstrong served as president of CCU for nearly a decade beginning in 2006. He displayed an uncommon vision for his times by adopting the University's Strategic Objectives at the beginning of his presidency and by leading the University during a period of unprecedented growth.

During Armstrong's tenure as CCU president, enrollment nearly tripled from 2,500 students in 2006 to more than 7,000 students in 2016. In 2014, President Armstrong led the CCU community in celebrating 100 years of God's faithfulness to the University – and in setting the vision for our next 100 years. Part of this vision included the campaign to develop the University's Lakewood campus. During his presidency, CCU completed the construction of a new academic building (Leprino Hall) and a new residential building (Yetter Hall) and started construction on the Anschutz Student Center.

He had an active personal ministry of evangelism and presented the gospel in nearly all 50 states at hundreds of prayer breakfasts, outreach events, and rallies.

Armstrong passed away on July 5, 2016, after a battle with cancer. His legacy was his focus on Jesus and his enthusiasm for Colorado Christian University and all who are a part of it.

Read more about Bill Armstrong's extraordinary life.