|Title||Wall Signing at USD's School of Leadership and Education Sciences Building|
|Contact||Pamela Gray Payton|
|Contact E-mail||pgray, at sandiego.edu|
|Contact Phone||(619) 260-4682|
SAN DIEGO, CA - Construction on the new University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) facility is nearing completion. Ground was broken on the $36 million facility less than a year ago in April 2006 and is expected to be completed in time for the start of the fall ’07 semester.
To recognize the generous donors who have made major contributions to the new facility, the university will hold a Wall Signing ceremony today at 3:30 p.m. This event will be the first opportunity donors and friends of the university will have to celebrate and tour the ongoing construction of the building while being recognized for their philanthropic support of education leadership in the San Diego County region.
The critically needed 80,000 square-foot facility will feature 15 classrooms, a 200-seat auditorium, a 60-seat executive training classroom, underground parking, an 800 square-foot instructional resource center, a 2000 square-foot reading room, and a terrace café all with ocean views of Mission Bay. The building will provide SOLES students and faculty with a state-of-the-art facility providing the latest in education technology.
The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning chartered in 1949; the school enrolls approximately 7,500 students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. The establishment of the Joan b. Kroc School of Peace Studies will bring the University’s total number of schools and colleges to six. Other academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business Administration, Law, Leadership and Education Sciences and Nursing and Health Science.