The Gordon and Geri Moulton Bell Tower is named in honor of the University of South Alabama’s second president and his wife for “exceptional service to the University of South Alabama and the Mobile community” spanning more than four decades, by unanimous resolution of the USA Board of Trustees on September 17, 2009. Gordon Moulton joined USA on June 1, 1966, and was appointed president on July 29, 1998.
The University of South Alabama recognizes those visionary alumni who foresaw and contributed gifts toward a landmark representing USA’s honored past and cherished aspirations. Their dream lives through this bell tower and plaza, a monument to the loyalty and gratitude of USA alumni worldwide and an inspiration for future generations.
Located between Alumni Hall and the Mitchell Center, Moulton Tower and Alumni Plaza stands as a symbol of unity for the University community, a campus landmark and a gathering place. The complex features a beautiful 140-foot brick and stone tower; authentic bronze bells and an electronic carillon; seating for more than 140 in an open, multi-purpose activity space under the tower; two arbors; an amphitheatre; Walls of Honor featuring names of individuals who supported the project and others who contributed to the betterment of USA; and, an alumni plaza with benches and walkways. Hand-painted murals will be installed beneath the tower to reflect the teaching, research, health care and service missions of the University.