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Texas Woman’s University Launches Groundbreaking for New $107M Health Sciences Center

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DENTON, Sept. 15, 2023 – In a momentous step towards addressing the health care needs of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University (TWU) commenced the construction of a state-of-the-art health sciences center valued at $107 million. The facility aims not only to enhance educational avenues for students aspiring for health-related professions but also to augment the number of health care professionals in the state and bolster health services to underserved rural areas.

Positioned on a seven-acre stretch adjacent to Parliament Village, TWU’s residential community, the 136,000-square-foot center will be pivotal for students specializing in allied health care sectors including nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. A salient feature of this initiative is its focus on training students specifically for rural settings. To achieve its multifaceted objectives, the center will encompass laboratories, classrooms, collaborative areas, outdoor clinic sites, a teaching kitchen, and community health care clinics. Students can anticipate the facility’s inauguration in fall 2025, following its completion in the summer.

As emphasized by Texas Woman’s Chancellor Carine Feyten, this center stands as a beacon of collaborative learning, converging various professional perspectives in spaces ingeniously crafted for teamwork. “This innovative educational experience will produce workforce-ready professionals who approach health with a holistic, patient-centric lens,” stated Chancellor Feyten.

The groundbreaking also marked the public announcement of the university’s unprecedented $125 million fundraising campaign titled “Dream Big”. This effort, aligning with the university’s 125th anniversary in 2026, is geared towards fostering TWU’s growth and leadership in diverse sectors ranging from health and life sciences to technology and aviation. Impressively, contributions surpassing $103 million have already been garnered, channeling the campaign’s trifecta mission of student opportunity, innovation, and leadership development.

Stacie McDavid, chair of the TWU System Board of Regents, commended the university’s legacy in addressing Texas’s workforce demands. “This new center is set to revolutionize the health fabric of North Texas,” McDavid remarked, echoing the aspirations of the entire TWU community. She added, “Our vision is clear – to bolster healthcare opportunities for Texans and propel the state to new pinnacles of prosperity.”

The combined efforts of constructing the health sciences center and the ambitious “Dream Big” campaign exemplify TWU’s unwavering commitment to shaping a brighter, healthier future for Texas.

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