On September 2, 2014, the Colorado Christian University and surrounding community celebrated the completion of Leprino Hall, the first new building completed as part of CCU's Lakewood campus redevelopment.
The three-story, state-of-the-art academic building dramatically transforms the campus with the addition of 14 classrooms, faculty offices, a 250-seat community room and restaurant. Over 1,000 students are enjoying the new classrooms and more community "hangout" space. On a given weekday the booths, chairs, and couches in Leprino Hall are filled with studying – or chatting – students.
The building is named in honor of Ms. Terry Leprino, of Denver’s Leprino Foods Co. family, the world’s largest producer of mozzarella cheese. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Leprino Foods, Colorado Christian University, Issachar Urban Leadership Center and Nexus International.
More than 600 donors contributed $17.1 million to finish the academic building – on budget and with no debt.