TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Oral Roberts University is dedicating a $12 million student and alumni center, and school leaders say it represents a major turnaround at the Tulsa evangelical university.
Leaders opened the Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center on Friday - marking the first major construction project in more than 30 years on campus.
The 28,000-square-foot center was built debt-free.
Only a few years ago, the school was tens of million dollars in debt, then-president Richard Roberts resigned amid a financial scandal and the 1960s-era campus looked worse for wear.
But thanks to billionaire Oklahoma City businessman Mart Green - heir to the Hobby Lobby craft supply store fortune - the school paid off $55 million in debt and made $40 million in renovations.
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