Ohio Dominican University Dedicates St. Albert Hall

ODU Dedicates St. Albert Hall


Columbus, OH (43219) – Ohio Dominican University (ODU) dedicated its newly renovated St. Albert Hall at noon, September 21 on ODU’s main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. 

Renovation to the 22,000-square-foot facility began in November 2011 and was completed July 2012 at a total cost of $3.5 million. 

Classrooms and laboratories were upgraded, the ventilation and antiquated mechanical systems were improved and teaching and learning environments were updated by investing in new technology.  St. Albert Hall now features classrooms that accommodate as many as 50 students, collaboration rooms, a functional cadaver lab, and clinical, environmental science and psychology labs. 

St. Albert Hall houses the University’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program.  The program is the first of its kind in Central Ohio and the newest in the Midwest region. 

The renovation of St. Albert Hall is the second of a two-pronged approach in ODU’s dedication and commitment to the sciences.  

In August 2010, ODU officially opened Battelle Hall. The 25,000-square-foot science center houses seven instructional labs, three research labs and six core labs for instruments.  It also has an autoclave and cadaver room. 

“The health and science programs are in keeping with Ohio Dominican’s mission of service to the community and we are continually looking for additional opportunities to increase our presence and impact in health and sciences,” said ODU President Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D. 

In addition to President Cimbolic, dedication speakers included Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas Mueller, PA student Chad Rizer and PA Medical Director Michael Weinstock, M.D. The Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, D.D., Ph.D., and Father Richard Gross, S.J. performed the blessing and memorial recognition for the donated bodies. 

To view the entire dedication ceremony, click here.

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private liberal arts institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,300 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.