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University of Oklahoma Regents approve name of $75 million housing center

The housing center under construction at the University of Oklahoma will be called Headington Hall, in honor of the wealthy alumnus who made a $10 million donation toward the project.
BY ANDREW KNITTLE Published: October 28, 2011

— A $75 million housing center under construction at Lindsey Street and Jenkins Avenue in Norman will be named Headington Hall in honor of an alumnus who made a sizable donation to the project.

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents approved the naming of the housing center during its meeting held this week on the Cameron University campus in Lawton.

Tim Headington, who played tennis at OU and graduated in 1972, donated $10 million to the project and attended a groundbreaking ceremony in Norman last month. The rest of the project will be funded by additional private gifts and bonds.

Once completed, the 230,000-square-foot housing center will reach five stories, with the capacity to house nearly 400 students and student-athletes. It'll include state-of-the-art dining facilities, seminar rooms, computer labs and retail space on the ground floor.

Headington Hall is expected to open before the fall 2013 semester, according to OU.

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