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SEU Board of Trustees Approves Phase Two of Campus Expansion

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 - 1:25 PM CST

SEUexpansionOn Thursday, November 13, Southeastern University’s board of trustees unanimously approved phase two of the university’s campus expansion, a construction project including three new buildings, a track and field facility, and a parking garage. As enrollment continues to soar – with student numbers expected to hit 4,200 next year — these new facilities will answer the need for additional housing, parking and classroom space, as well as bring new varsity sports to SEU, including wrestling, tumbling, track and field, and lacrosse.

 

“The expansion is part of a master plan we have been working on for the last four years,” said Executive Vice President Brian Carroll.

 

Phase one of construction included a football stadium and Chick-fil-A Express that were completed in fall 2014 and a Health Sciences Building that is well underway and is expected to be completed by spring.

 

Details of the plan include:

 

  • A four-story, 90,000- to 120,000-square-foot Live/Learn Facility that will house music practice rooms, a choral rehearsal hall, the fine arts program, graphic design and computer labs, and a food court area with national brands. There will also be classroom and office space. The third and fourth floors will house beds for about 480 students.
  • A three-story, 44-000-square foot Administration and Athletics Operations Building will feature executive office space, conference rooms, administrative offices, space for athletic operations, a training and workout center, a multi-purpose hospitality space overlooking the stadium with full kitchen service and another 1,000 to 2,000 seats for the stadium.
  • A 400 space parking garage to be built near the football stadium.
  • The Student Activity Center will expand the existing student center to include a new gymnasium. This 16,000-square foot facility will allow men’s varsity wrestling and women’s varsity tumbling to be added to the university’s athletics programs.
  • An NCAA 8-Lane Track and Field Facility will surround the newly completed soccer complex, and enable the university to bring in varsity men’s and women’s track and field, as well as a women’s lacrosse program.

 

“This is a momentous day in the history of the Athletic Department at Southeastern University.  We have continually emphasized a ‘next level’ mentality with the coaching staff.  To see the administration make this kind of investment in giving us the tools to win championships is incredibly exciting,” said Director of Athletics Drew Watson.

 

“Adding new programs is one thing, but committing to those additions at a level where you’re doing it right and giving those programs a chance to compete out of the gate is what sets Southeastern apart from other institutions in how they approach athletics,” said Watson.

 

To learn more about Southeastern University’s exciting expansion efforts, visit http://www.seu.edu/about/construction/campus-expansion/


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