Texas Woman’s University (TWU) broke ground on a $107 million, state-of-the-art health sciences center that will expand programming and training for students seeking health-related careers, increase the number of professionals in high-demand health fields and extend critical health services to rural, underserved areas of North Texas.
The 136,000-square-foot facility is being built on seven acres adjacent to Parliament Village, a TWU residential community, and will serve students in the allied health care fields — such as nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy — with a special emphasis on preparing students to serve in rural settings. The building will include labs, classrooms, collaborative workspaces, outdoor clinic sites and a teaching kitchen, as well as community health care clinics and training spaces for students. The building project is scheduled for completion in summer 2025, with opening set for fall 2025.
The center will serve as a hub for community and rural health efforts, which will significantly increase health care education, research and service. The center also will spur collaborative programming among the university’s five colleges, with a specific goal to graduate 30% more nursing and health care professionals and support the state’s plan to produce more health professionals.
“This new facility will bring students and faculty from different professional perspectives together in spaces, labs and clinics specifically designed for collaboration and team building,” said Texas Woman’s Chancellor Carine Feyten. “This innovative educational experience will produce workforce-ready professionals who have a grounding in a patient-centered, whole-person approach to health and healing in a field not only desperate for more professionals but transformational leaders.”
The university also launched the public phase of a historic $125 million fundraising campaign, Dream Big, which will support TWU’s continued growth and leadership development in health and life sciences, financial and business services, entrepreneurship, technology and aviation. The campaign, scheduled to end in conjunction with the university’s 125th anniversary in 2026, is the university’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising effort.
To date, the university has raised more than $103 million in support of the campaign's three-pronged approach that will open doors of opportunity for students to fuel innovation and change, and cultivate and nurture leadership development.
“For decades, Texas Woman’s University has been a leader in producing graduates to meet the state’s high-demand workforce needs, and this new center will be a game changer for the overall health of North Texas,” said Stacie McDavid, chair of the TWU System Board of Regents. “Indeed, we are dreaming big, and our aim is to provide more healthcare opportunities for Texans, and to keep the state thriving and prosperous.”
With campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston, Texas Woman’s, the nation’s largest woman-focused university system, is committed to transformational learning, leadership development, service, discovery, and health and wellbeing in an inclusive environment. The university has built a reputation on its contributions in nursing, education, the healthcare professions, the arts and sciences, and business.
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