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Grand Opening of Saint Xavier University

09 / 28 / 2015

  • Grand Opening of Saint Xavier University.

Arizona welcomed their newest university in the state with the Grand Opening of Saint Xavier University (SXU) on August 4th, 2015 in the Town of Gilbert’s Heritage District. SXU’s new 4-story 91,000 sf facility built by the Town of Gilbert with Abacus Project Management serving as the Town Project Manager/Construction Manager, will house the university’s prestigious School of Nursing along with their highly rated Graham School of Management, School of Education, and College of Arts and Sciences offering a rigorous, value based education in both their Undergraduate and Graduate programs. The university is committed to taking this first step in expanding educational opportunities beyond their 2 mid-west campuses for new and returning college students in the Phoenix metro area and Arizona.

Saint Xavier University based in Chicago, Illinois has been providing higher educational services for nearly 170 years. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, the university was the first Mercy institution of higher learning in the United States. The newly opened campus will also be the first higher education institution in the Town of Gilbert.

The Opening was attended by several dignitaries including Town of Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, Saint Xavier University President Christine Wiseman, Catholic Diocese of Phoenix Bishop Olmsted, Representatives from Senator John McCain and Congressman Matt Salmon’s offices, State Senator Andy Biggs and County Supervisor Denny Barney.

University President Christine Wiseman speaking at the event emphasized how institutions like the Town of Gilbert and Saint Xavier University measure milestones such as the Grand Opening by how they change the course of not only the lives of their constituents, but also by how they change the course of history.

Selected by the Town of Gilbert and Saint Xavier University, Abacus Project Management provided full PM/CM services in leading the project team (Architect – SmithGroup JJR, Contractor – Okland Construction) to successful completion of this history making project on time and under budget.