Langdale Hall Dedication


Georgia State will dedicate its General Classroom Building to former university president Noah Langdale at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. A larger-than-life speaker and community leader, Langdale served as president of the university for 31 years and helped create the campus we know today.

Under his watch, the Georgia State College of Business Administration grew to become Georgia State University. Over the years its student population increased from 5,000 students to 20,000 students, and its degree offerings grew to encompass more than 200 programs. The school’s footprint in downtown Atlanta expanded from only two buildings to several blocks. Langdale oversaw Georgia State’s transition out of a segregation and into a future of growth and diversity.

Langdale, who retired in 1988, died Feb. 23, 2008. He was 87 years old.

The building dedication ceremony will be held at the former General Classroom Building. Find more information here.