LSU gets $2 million from Martin family for Taylor Hall renovation
The family of Board of Regents member Roy O. Martin is giving LSU $2 million to help the university fund its portion of a $100 million public-private renovation of Patrick F. Taylor Hall. The LSU College of Engineering is responsible for raising half of the funds for the renovation—which will create a new state-of-the-art engineering complex and add about 80,000 square feet to the already 300,000-square-foot building—while the state is providing the rest in capital outlay funding from the current fiscal year budget. The gift from the Martin family, which Gov. Bobby Jindal helped announce this afternoon, brings to $30 million how much LSU has raised. In late April, Phyllis Taylor—the widow of Patrick F. Taylor and co-chair of the LSU College of Engineering Breaking New Ground campaign—gave the engineering college its biggest donation in history when she pledged $15 million to the renovation project. Jindal has more details on today's announcement at his website here.
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