Richard Henson Center opened in 1993. It is home to the Hotel and Restaurant Management and Human Ecology departments, the universityÔÇÖs Maryland Cooperative Extension Department, the Rural Development Center, a 21-room hotel and several conference and meeting rooms. Cumulative gifts by Mr. Henson and the Foundation to UMES total $7 million and include three endowed scholarship funds, Henson Scholars, Leaders and Entrepreneurs and Scholars.