BY LAURA SUMMERS World Correspondent
Friday, March 08, 2013
BARTLESVILLE – The Keating Center for Capitalism, Free Enterprise and Constitutional Liberty was dedicated Friday at Oklahoma Wesleyan University as the former governor and first lady cut the ribbon to open the building for business classes.
Construction began one year ago on the 16,560-square-foot building named in honor of former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating and his wife, Cathy. The newly completed structure houses the Chesapeake Energy School of Business, which includes a large lecture room, classrooms, offices and a communications laboratory.
“Cathy and I are so very grateful for all of this – to make an opportunity for the next generation and the next generation after that,” Keating told the crowd. “I am just excited for all of us who love learning that under (President) Everett Piper’s leadership, we are going to do great things here.”
Chesapeake donated $2 million towards the new business facility at the liberal arts university’s Bartlesville campus. The school houses the university’s largest graduate program — master of business administration — as well as six undergraduate majors.