Louisiana State University officials announced a $2 million donation Tuesday that will help them build a new engineering complex planned for the campus.
The gift comes from lumber company RoyOMartin and the Martin family, and brings the total raised from private donors for the project to $30 million. Roy O. Martin III, president and chief financial officer for the company, is a member of the Louisiana Board of Regents.
Between public and private funds, the university has raised about $80 million of the $100 million it set as a goal for the project. Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2014, and the building is scheduled to be finished in 2017.