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.
LAWTON — 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.
News Photo Galleriesview all
- 78259Oklahoma tornadoes: 'It took it all'
- 30507Oklahoma Severe Storm Updates
- 26600Oklahoma State football: Limiting Wes Lunt's transfer options makes Mike Gundy look bad
- 26566Oklahoma weather: Crews work to clear storm damage in Oklahoma City as the state braces for severe weather Sunday.
- 7397Bounty hunters look for bail jumpers, fugitives on the streets of Oklahoma City
- 7041Oklahoma City Thunder: What could Serge Ibaka learn from Hakeem Olajuwon?
- 6928Oklahoma tornadoes: Several homes damaged by tornado, but no injuries in Edmond