PITTSBURG, KS.--- Pittsburg State University broke ground today to expand the Overman Student Center. The construction project will consist of a 31,000 square feet expansion on the east end of the building and remodeling space in the existing building. The new additions will include student dining, activities complex, and lounge areas. In 2012 PSU students voted to support the project. The total cost is estimated around $16 millions. Of that, $14 million is funded through student fees.
"Pittsburg State is growing. People know in order to be part of the future of this planet, that you're going to have to embrace change and enjoy it," said Ed McKechnie, Pittsburg State University.
"There is a single icon in this community that just inspires people, and that is Jack Overman. To have his name on that building and now to have the building expanded and modernized, and have Jack with us today is very special," said Steve Scott, Special Assistance at Jacob and Salman.
The expansion will be completed summer 2015.
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