Leprino Hall

  • A group of students are walking to class on the CCU campus.
  • A group of students is studying in the cafe at Colorado Christian University.
  • A group of students are sitting by the fire in Leprino Hall at CCU.
  • Students are sitting in class on the Colorado Christian University campus.
  • Leprino Cafe is located in Leprino Hall on the Colorado Christian University campus in Lakewood.

CCU's First New Academic Building

In May 2013, construction began on Leprino Hall, the first new building of CCU's Lakewood campus redevelopment project — and our first new academic building. Just over one year later, in August 2014, CCU students attended classes for the first time in Leprino Hall.

Completion of Leprino Hall began a momentous new phase in the history of the university, coinciding with our 100 year anniversary.

The three-story, 43,000-square-foot academic building dramatically transforms the campus with the addition of 14 classrooms, faculty offices, a 250-seat community room and restaurant, and casual seating for a community “hangout” space. Leprino Hall has more than 540 in-class seats — doubling our previous classroom capacity.

More than 600 donors contributed $17.1 million to finish the academic building — on budget and with no debt. Our deepest thanks to all who gave freely and joyfully. Gifts to our Campus Development Fund will impact lives for many generations to come. The generosity of our friends, parents, and alumni has helped to build a foundation for the next 100 years.

About Terry Leprino

Leprino Hall is named in honor of Ms. Terry Leprino, of Denver’s Leprino Foods Co. family, the world's largest producer of mozzarella cheese. Terry has been developing leaders in nonprofit and for-profit arenas for more than 30 years. She spent 10 years as the marketing director for Leprino Foods, training and supporting the company's national sales force. During the last 20 years, she has been leading, training, and developing Young Life leaders and staff who invest their lives in middle school and high school students in Jefferson County and the Front Range Region as an area director, regional trainer, and currently as a regional director.

Terry leads a foundation, Living Legacy, which awards college scholarships to young urban leaders and is intimately involved in their development. She has also provided ongoing counseling with multigenerational clients as a private practice therapist.

Terry currently serves on the boards of Leprino Foods, Colorado Christian University, Issachar Urban Leadership Center, and Nexus International.

Leprino Hall Dedication Celebration

At Leprino Hall’s dedication on September 2, 2014, a crowd of more than 800 people heard remarks from former CCU President Bill Armstrong, Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy, CCU Student Body President Kelli Klaus, and representatives of the University’s alumni, faculty, and staff.

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