“The decade of the 1960s was a defining time in Iowa State’s development into a modern university and Stephens Auditorium became the primary symbol of that development,” said Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy. “Stephens Auditorium is a testament to the vision of Iowa State’s leaders of that period, and to the outstanding generosity of our alumni and friends, show gifts made it and the three other buildings of the Iowa State Center possible.”