Cal Baptist gets large donation for engineer college

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 12, 2016 at 7:40 a.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — California Baptist University officials say they've received a $10 million donation to build a new home for the engineering college.

The Press-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1OowsCT ) that Cal Baptist President Ronald Ellis announced the donation during a trustees board meeting Friday.

The gift from an anonymous donor is the largest in the school's history and one of the largest in the region.

It will help pay for the construction of the three-story, 100,000-square-foot Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering. Engineering classes are currently held in several locations on and off campus.

Cal Baptist spokesman Mark Wyatt says construction will cost more than $50 million. It's expected to start this year and be finished by summer 2008.

___

Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast