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Under Br. Michael’s direction, the University developed a new strategic plan and significantly increased enrollment, giving, and alumni involvement in the life of the University. In addition, the University built and opened a new residence hall for 428 students and adjoining dining facility in 2005 and expanded the Bucks County Center in 2006. In cooperation with the Board of Trustees, Br. Michael launched Shoulder to Shoulder, a fundraising initiative with a $25 million goal for the construction of a new science and technology center and the strengthening of the endowment for student scholarships. Completed in 2007, this major gift initiative raised more than $28 million. At the same time, the University expanded its campus by approximately 30 acres with the purchase of the Germantown Hospital property and two adjoining lots.
In addition, in 2008 the University opened a Montgomery County Center and launched its latest strategic plan, The Will to Excel. In 2009, La Salle celebrated the openings of both The Shoppes at La Salle, the shopping center on campus, and the renovated and expanded Holroyd Hall, featuring the Hugh and Nancy Devlin Center for Science and Technology.