GRAND OPENING: From left, Mark Stansberry, chairman of the Regional University System of Oklahoma; Russell Peterson, co-chair of Vision 2025; Kim Cherry, acting president of NSU; Wade McCaleb, Mayor of Broken Arrow; Jan Gordon, member of the Regional University System of Oklahoma; Ed Huckeby, associate vice president for academic affairs, NSUBA and Fred Perry, Tulsa County Commissioner participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony to open four new buildings on campus at NSUBA.
Northeastern State University at Broken Arrow (NSUBA) hosted a grand opening celebration to commemorate the completion of Phase II of construction at the campus on May 18 in the NSUBA Courtyard. Funding for the construction was made possible through Tulsa County’s Vision 2025.
“The generosity and support of the people of Tulsa County and Broken Arrow have placed in Northeastern State University has helped this institution maintain its place as Oklahoma’s premier regional university,” says NSU Acting President Kim Cherry. “The completion of Phase II of construction will provided increased educational opportunities to the people of the Greater Tulsa Metropolitan Area and northeastern Oklahoma.”
NSUBA’s newest facilities include a library, Buildings D and E and science facilities. Building G, a classroom facility also funded by Vision 2025, was opened in August 2006.
The Vision 2025 package included $26 million for the second phase of development at NSUBA. Voters overwhelming approved the package on Sept. 9, 2003 and construction on the campus began Oct. 7, 2004.
The expanded facilities will allow NSUBA to better serve students in the Greater Tulsa Metropolitan Area. The campus is now able to accommodate 8,000 students annually, providing for increased economic growth for the Tulsa metropolitan area through a well-educated workforce, which provides incentive for new employers to establish businesses in the region.