Multi-year campaign helps Rockford University with upgraded facilities

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Some big updates and renovations are coming to Rockford University.

After three and half years, the university has successfully completed its "Rock Solid & Ready" capital campaign. The campaigned launched in 2015 with the goal of modernizing the campus facilities and providing for its current needs.

The initial goal was to raise $17.3 million, but the university surpassed that goal and has raised $18.2 million.

Rockford University is already seeing the benefits of the campaign with renovations to the Star Science Center and the creation of a new lab at the Puri School of Business. The Seaver Recreation Center will soon see a major $3 million addition.

"Everything we've done has been to enhance the student experience whether it's to improve facilities, add new programs or to enhance what we already have and so it's going to make a difference for our students, it already has and we look forward to the continued things that we're able to do to campus as a result of this successful campaign."