Cameron University’s renovated library will be renamed the Eugene D. McMahon Library in recognition of the significant contribution by the McMahon Foundation for this project and for more than $20 million in support of an ever-growing number of Cameron University initiatives. The University of Oklahoma, Cameron University, and Rogers State University Board of Regents officially approved the recommendation from CU President John McArthur on Thursday.
In March 2020, the McMahon Foundation presented Cameron with a $1.25 million gift to fund a substantial upgrade to the library. The gift is being utilized to add an atrium and bistro to the library building, as well as additional collaboration spaces for students and faculty and meeting rooms that will be open for public use.
The current renovation is expected to be completed during the Spring 2022 semester.
“The support of the McMahon Foundation has been a huge part of Cameron University’s growth over the past 60 years,” says McArthur. “For generations, the trustees of the foundation have embraced Cameron’s vision of academic success and state-of-the-art facilities. The hand of the McMahon Foundation has touched literally every aspect of our campus.”
The McMahon Foundation has provided an estimated $20 million in support to Cameron University, making it the leading donor in the university’s history.