Updated Mon, Mar 10, 2014 2:40 pm
Ohio University will break ground on an 86,000-square-foot facility at its Dublin campus on March 19.
The building will house OU’s new Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Practice. The three-story Dublin Integrated Education Center is scheduled to open in April 2015. It will facilitate academic partnerships with Columbus State Community College and other Central Ohio universities. The new building is going up near buildings that are being renovated for use by Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
“We’ve spent more than two years discussing this project, and it is very exciting to see it coming to fruition,” said Randy Leite, dean of Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions, which initiated the project for the new building and will administer the Physician Assistant Practice program. “I am especially excited about the opportunity to link programs in the College of Health Sciences and Professions with programs at other institutions in Central Ohio.”
The new facility will include an auditorium, library and student lounge, as well as classrooms, labs, conference rooms and offices.
“The Dublin Integrated Education Center will extend access and expand opportunities for countless Ohio University students, as well as many educators and professionals in Central Ohio,” said Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis, who will speak at the groundbreaking ceremony along with others involved in the project. “We are very excited about this facility and look forward with much anticipation to the collaborative learning and professional excellence that it will foster.”
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Dublin Integrated Education Center will start at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. The site is adjacent to 7001 Post Road on the Dublin Campus.