University President E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., announced that the University will break ground on the construction of a campus bell tower this fall. It has long been a vision that the University would establish an iconic bell tower, which both showcases the University’s Catholic character and serves as a landmark symbol for the campus community. Benefactors Allen and Kathleen Lund of
The bell tower is a central facet of physical enhancements to the 107 year old campus. Currently, the University is also renovating the
The bell tower will be located within the existing Marian garden, next to the Chapel of Christ the Teacher and adjacent to St. Mary’s
Remarked Father Beauchamp, “For years, the University has longed for an iconic campus symbol. Thanks to the generosity of the
Allen Lund, the new chairman of the University of Portland Board of Regents says, “Kathleen and I believe deeply in Catholic education and were inspired to assist the University in establishing something that enhances the spiritual ambience of campus. Our entire family is thrilled and grateful for this privilege.”The tower has been designed by Dan Danielson of Soderstrom Architects and is scheduled to be dedicated in September, 2009.