KENT — Kent State Trustees named two of the university’s buildings at their meeting on Wednesday in recognition of a substantial donation by FedEx and in honor of outgoing President Beverly Warren.

The new aeronautics building, currently under construction at the KSU Airport on Kent Road in Stow, will be named the FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center after the company pledged $5 million, in addition to $1.5 million donated in 2016; and the Student Recreation and Wellness Center will now bear Warren’s name.

The 17,800-square-foot aeronautics center is anticipated to open in the fall and will help the university meet the growing demand for pilots worldwide and the Kent State program’s rising enrollment. Kent State’s aeronautics program has grown 55 percent since 2010, and the building will house collaborative spaces, classrooms, briefing rooms, simulator rooms and faculty and staff offices. The additional classroom space will allow for more courses.

The community will be able to visit the building during the Aeronautics and Engineering Expo on Sept. 7.

The board also read a resolution naming the Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center at the president's final business meeting.

Trustees spoke warmly of Warren’s vision and impact on the university throughout the meeting, surprising her with a blown-up selfie, which was a mosaic of hundreds of other smaller selfies sent in by the Kent State community.

The resolution applauded Warren's “superb academic record as a professor and scholar in exercise science and her advocacy for healthy lifestyles," and said she was held in high esteem among students.

The university typically names a university fixture after outgoing presidents, as it did for immediate past president Lester Lefton with the Lefton Esplanade and before him, Carol Cartwright with Cartwright Hall.

Trustees also approved a $90,000 performance incentive for Warren, which KSU spokesman Eric Mansfield explained was part of her contract and not a parting gift. According to Mansfield, as part of her written compensation, Warren sets goals each year, the trustees determine whether she has met those goals and then determine her bonus. Mansfield said that bonus is limited to a certain percentage, and $90,000 is the maximum amount Warren could receive.

Trustees also renamed WKSU public radio’s newsroom as the Perantinides and Nolan Newsroom in recognition of a $250,000 gift from Akron attorney Paul G. Perantinides, a longtime member of WKSU’s Community Advisory Council.