A project to start a Catholic college in the Diocese of Pheonix got the push and support it needed by Bishop Thomas Olmsted this week.
The bishop appointed the vicar general of the diocese, Msgr. Dale Fushek, to oversee the project April 20, reported the Arizona Republic.
The school had been discussed for at least 10 years but it only began to take shape in 2000.
The college, which could welcome up to 5,000 students, would be built on 125 acres of donated land at the Verrado master-planned community near the White Tank Mountains. Fundraising was to have begun in January 2003. Original plans indicate that the De La Salle Christian Brothers would operate school.