Oakton Community College's board of trustees have formally approved a resolution naming the new Science and Health Careers Center in honor of retiring President Margaret B. Lee.
Trustee Jody Wadhwa proposed in June that the $39 million, 93,000-square-foot building be named for Lee, who plans to step down in June 2015 after 20 years as president and a total of 30 years at Oakton.
The building on the east side of the Des Plaines campus is the marquee project in Oakton's $68.5 million, five-year Facilities Master Plan, adopted by college trustees in December 2010. The facility will house Oakton's anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, earth science, medical laboratory technology, nursing, physics, and physical therapy assistant programs.
Ground settlement issues with a slab on grade at the west end of the building have delayed its opening to the start of the spring semester in January.