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A New Era: University prepares for major expansion

November 19, 2010 : Liberty Champion

Liberty University will undergo an extreme makeover during the next two years.

This week Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. announced capital improvement projects, including third and fourth floor DeMoss Hall renovations, a Health Sciences building, an intramural complex, a new visitor’s center, a recreational equestrian center, Campus North additions and an amphitheater.

“The look of the campus is going to change again over the next two years,” Falwell said, looking over design plans and maps. “The campus will change almost as much in the next two years as it has over the last eight.”

Falwell presented the plans to Liberty’s board of directors Friday and to faculty Monday.

“Construction will never be cheaper, because right now the economy is so weak,” Falwell said.

The university looks for cost-effective ways to improve services, according to Director of Planning and Construction Charles Spence.

“We typically build so much more cost-effective. We stretch the dollar so far, we are able to do more,” Spence said.

  • Read the full story here.
  • Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. will be talking about expansion plans on The Morning Line on WLNI, 105.9 FM, at 8:10 a.m. Monday.