Brenau University will get new residence facilities, a laboratory and field house as the result of a $62.5 million spending plan approved by its Board of Trustees.
The board’s action preceded the announcement Saturday during the Brenau 135th anniversary gala that the university has completed an $18.2 million first “silent” phase of a long-term capital campaign. It now has launched the $18.5 million second “public” phase to address the new spending that the trustees approved.
The plan would fund new construction for undergraduate residence houses, a human anatomy laboratory and a field house at a planned new athletics park on land donated at New Holland.
Brenau President Ed Schrader said the university exceeded its fundraising goals for Phase I of the campaign by more than $500,000.
“That is a big step to this organization,” Brenau Trustees Chairman Pete Miller told his colleagues. “Can we manage that? Yes, we can.”