Rockhurst University Plans $25 Million Classroom Building

6 years 1 month 9 hours ago Wednesday, March 05 2014 Mar 5, 2014 Wednesday, March 05, 2014 9:16:00 AM CST March 05, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Rockhurst University plans to erect a $25 million classroom building that will provide its 3,000 students with the latest technology.

The Catholic university in Kansas City plans to break ground on the 68,000-square-foot building this week. It is scheduled to open in fall 2015. The building will be named for the Very Rev. Pedro Arrupe, the late superior general of the Jesuits, who operate Rockhurst.

The Kansas City Star reports the classroom building is the latest phase of a $54 million master plan that started in 2010 when the college received an anonymous $10 million gift, the largest in its history. The first phase was a parking garage.

Rockhurst decided to pursue the classroom building after a successful $25 million fundraising campaign.

 

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