Gateway residence hall

ECU’s Gateway Hall has been renamed Steve and Nancy Ballard Hall in honor of the former chancellor and his wife.

An East Carolina University residence hall and the student recreation center were named for two long-serving chancellors and their spouses during a private ceremony with the Board of Trustees.

The Student Recreation Center is now the Richard R. and JoAnn M. Eakin Student Recreation Center, and Gateway Hall is now Steve and Nancy Ballard Hall. Both Ballard’s and Eakin’s namesake buildings are significant to their time at the university.

Contact Ginger Livingston at or 252-329-9570.