"I figured they could use it, and I've been economically fortunate. It's just to share in a way that could make a difference to the future," said Pete Mahurin, after he and his wife donated funds to help move the world counsel to Western.
He says he's glad to be a part of the progress WKU is making.
Meantime, the Center's director says this is more than just big news from the school. It'll also bring some new faces to Bowling Green.
"We will be hiring two people. We'll be hiring an Executive Administrator and we'll be hiring a second person for the office, someone who has high-tech skills," said the Gifted Studies' Center Director, Dr. Julia Roberts.
Dr. Roberts says this big move will also mean more people visiting Bowling Green. With the international outreach this center will offer, Roberts says many will come to the area to tour the facility and stay for meetings, meaning more customers at local businesses.
"This will just put stars around us," she said.
As for Mahurin, he says he's most excited about what the gifted children will be able to accomplish, saying this will help the university continue building tomorrow's leaders.
"Through those children and their capabilities, opportunity for the area in what they'll be able to achieve later," said Mahurin.
The new World Counsel facility is expected to be open in January and will be housed in the new Gary Ransdell building.