MSU Regents approve naming of new health sciences facility

MSU Regents approve naming of new health sciences facility

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - The Midwestern State University Board of Regents has announced a new name for the soon-to-open state of the art health sciences facility.

This fall will mark the opening of a new 87,000-square-foot facility. The administration recommended the name Centennial Hall to the MSU Texas Board of Regents at its quarterly meeting in May.

“Given the timing of the building’s completion and our commitment to serving as a premier provider of health services education, Centennial Hall is a fitting name for the new facility,” said MSU Texas President Suzanne Shipley. “Centennial Hall will be the signature building leading into our next century.”

The name came to the forefront after the administration received input from across campus including the very students who will benefit most from the state-of-the-art facility.

The main lobby of the building will feature floor to ceiling glass that will “display” work in the second floor laboratories. “The second floor is the hallmark of the building,” said MSU Provost James Johnston. “Forward facing they look real and simulate the hospital or healthcare environment. Rearward facing will be space for students and others to observe those simulations.”

The $34 million project is part of the $58.4 million in tuition revenue bond funds appropriated by the state in 2015, and marks the largest designation of capital construction funds the university has received in its history.

Since construction began on Centennial Hall in December 2017, two new corporate partnerships have emerged that will set apart the MSU Texas facility and academic programs in the health sciences.

The first classes in the new facility will begin in August, and a grand opening celebration is scheduled for Friday, September 6.

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