One of three new residence halls opening soon
LEXINGTON Ky. (April 14, 2015) — Transylvania University will name one of its three new residence halls after James E. “Ted” Bassett III, former president of Keeneland.
Bassett Hall will open for students in the fall of 2016. Two more residence halls will open between fall 2015 and fall 2016. All of the new buildings will be in Back Circle off West Fourth Street near the intersection of North Broadway.
A native Kentuckian and horse industry leader, Bassett served as Keeneland’s president and chairman of the board and was president of the Breeders’ Cup Ltd. He also was a former director of the Kentucky State Police and received the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Distinguished Citizen Award in 2011.