Dixie State dedicates commons named for Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Published: Saturday, Sept. 8 2012 2:43 a.m. MDT

He also noted that the facility will help the college move into the future and serve a growing number of students.

Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell said naming a building after a person keeps the values alive the person cherishes. "We name buildings for people, I think, not enough," he said. "Today we are naming a building for a man because of his personality, his life and his values."

At a glance

Construction: 15 months

Cost: $38 million

Square feet: 170,000

Departments: library, information technology, students services, business services

26 group study rooms and 6 classrooms

40 percent glass exterior

179 miles of electrical wiring used in the building

5,482.25 yards of concrete

Exterior: Kanab stone from a stone quarry east of Kanab

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