The University of St. Thomas is moving forward with a new $66 million student center -- the final phase of the largest building project in its history.
The Board of Trustees approved the Anderson Student Center at its meeting Thursday. Construction is planned for this spring and completion for 2012.
Meanwhile, crews are working on a new $52 million athletic and recreation complex, which the board approved in February. The university expects that to open in August, a few months earlier than planned.
The complexes will significantly expand the university's presence in St. Paul and change the look of the campus from Summit and Cretin avenues.
The student center is named for St. Thomas trustee Lee Anderson and his wife, Penny, who made a $60 million gift toward the projects. For more details about its construction, visit bit.ly/4WI6GS.