Beshears Hall is a coed, suite-style building that houses sophomore through senior students. It is staffed with one Residence Hall Director and two student Resident Assistants.
• Over 100 residential students • Shared kitchen space located in the Commons building • 24 hour Front Desk located in the Commons building • Laundry facilities located on the first floor
• Each suite consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a shared commons area • Each suite houses 4 students of the same gender • Each suite has a common study room • Each suite has a balcony
• Single occupancy/4 people per suite • Window coverings • Hard key entry to each bedroom • Main bedroom area dimensions are 15'x12' • Each room has 2 extra long twin beds • Desks (One per student) • Chairs (One per student) • Three-drawer dresser (One per student) • Clothes armoire (One per student) • Cable television jack (One per room) • Air conditioning/heating unit • Wireless internet access • Free Griffon cinema available on channel 80.1
Who is Kelsy B. Beshears?
Beshears Hall is named in honor of Kelsy B. Beshears, a highly respected advocate for the civil rights movement in this community and in the state of Missouri. A graduate of Howard University, Mrs. Beshears was a schoolteacher and the first guidance counselor in the Washington, DC School District. In 1946, She moved to St. Joseph and served as president of the local and state chapters of the NAACP and as coordinator for the regional chapters. In 1968, she developed the Brookdale East Apartment Complex, which she continued to operate until her death.