Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents President Doyle Privett says the new River Campus Center will be named after President Kenneth Dobbins, and his wife, Jeanine after a unanimous vote by the Board. Dobbins is the longest-serving current public university president in the state of Missouri. Privett says it was one of the easiest and most appropriate decisions the board has ever made. The new 90,000-square-foot, 180-bed River Campus Center is just north of the original Convocation Center and Seminary Building, forming the completion of a River Campus quad. The new facility added academic along with residence hall space on the same property. The dedication ceremony for the naming of the building will be scheduled for a later date. Dobbins announced Sept. 8th, 2014 that he will retire from the presidency effective June 30, 2015.