Gunn Hall Global Scholars

Jenni Harwood
Director of Gunn Hall Global Scholars Program

Jane and Robert Gunn Hall, named in gratitude for a generous lead gift toward Phase II, continues the expansion of DBU’s first ever Residential College. Robert and Jane Gunn, Austin area residents and members of Hyde Park Baptist Church, have been faithful friends of the University for several years. Robert currently serves on the DBU Board of Trustees, and Jane is an active member of the DBU Women's Auxiliary Board. DBU Alumni Eric Martinez with J&A Masonry and Josh Causey of C&B Electric also graciously contributed to the construction of Gunn Hall.

The Gunn Hall Global Scholars Program was established to equip students in leadership development, faith integration, and global vision. As an integral part of Ford Village, the main goal is servant leadership development, but the program is specifically geared toward knowledge and appreciation of global cultures.

Similar to Pedersen Residential College, residents participate in weekly meal times, monthly speaker nights, and one-on-one mentorship. Each house discusses a curriculum together, and additionally, house mentors and residents go through a book together if desired. Unique to this program, Gunn Hall also partners each house with an international student organization each semester to engage in cross-cultural experiences through sharing of a fellowship meal and a time of discussion and reflection. 

Floor Plan

First Floor

Floor Plan - First Floor, Gunn Hall, Ford Village

Second Floor

Floor Plan - Second Floor, Gunn Hall, Ford Village