Known as the "the herp center" it was established in the summer of 2000 and located in the Science building. The purpose is to link people with needs to individuals and organizations with the expertise to address those needs. Its mission is to promote the understanding and conservation of reptiles and amphibians of the Midwestern United States through research, education and outreach. Dr. Bruce Kingsbury was the first Director. It is one of the Centers of Excellence.
Source: Briefings, September 2001, 1+.