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SCU breaks ground for new learning commons on campus
SCU President Paul Locatelli, S.J. said, “The new Learning Commons is the most important facility to be built in my tenure as President. It will benefit many generations of students and faculties, improve the campus learning environment, and move
In addition, t he University has exceeded its $101 million dollar goal for student scholarships. “Two–thirds of the university’s 4,660 undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid,” said Jim Purcell, SCU’s vice-president for university relations. “Funds for scholarships were the largest single goal in the campaign,” Purcell added. “
Purcell added that although the University had met the milestone for scholarships, there was an urgent need to continue with additional fundraising to complete the critical capital projects the campus has planned. “Even though we have exceeded some of our campaign goals, rising construction costs in Silicon Valley have resulted in significant additional costs for SCU’s two capital projects: the library and a new business school building for the Leavey School of Business,” Purcell said. He added the two projects have received $85 million against a goal of $120 million, and projected construction costs have increased by another $23 million.
The new 85,000 sq. ft business school building on the university’s mission campus will be about two and a half times as large as the current facilities and will unite the business school classrooms, faculty offices, research centers, and executive education programs that are currently spread across campus. SCU President Paul Locatelli, S.J. said that the two building projects represent the university’s commitment to excellence. “The library is the intellectual heart of the university and the business school needs a 21 st century facility to continue to train ethical leaders for
To schedule an interview with Jim Purcell, vice president for university relations at SCU, who leads the University’s fund-raising drive, call 408-554-5125.