Saint Xavier University Dedicates Future Gilbert Campus
Gilbert is one step closer to having its first college campus, after leaders from the Diocese of Phoenix and Saint Xavier University (SXU) dedicated their future site with a blessing Wednesday.
The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted provided the opening prayer and blessing for the area that will become SXU’s 87,000- square-foot satellite campus in the Heritage District.
“This partnership between a thriving town and a distinguished Catholic University holds great promise for the future,” said Bishop Olmsted.
SXU President Christine Wiseman, J.D. was also present to support the important partnership between the town and the university.
“We hope you will wear our colors of scarlet and grey proudly,” She said. “Welcome to the Saint Xavier University community.”
Wiseman also gave credit to Town of Gilbert leaders and the Economic Development Department for their efforts to secure the partnership and make the process as smooth as possible.
“The leadership of the Town of Gilbert really represents the community that is here,” she said. “This community is as welcoming to us as the leadership has been.”
The ceremony closed with the presentation of a new street sign for Saint Xavier Way. Classes in the new satellite campus could begin as early as Spring 2015.