The Chapel of Christ the Teacher was solemnly and officially dedicated on October 5, 1986. Bishop Paul E. Waldschmidt, C.S.C., former president of the University, presided at the ceremony. The funding of the chapel came principally from the investment of a gift made in the 1950s by Rev. James Fogarty, C.S.C., professor of economics at the University (pictured). Further contributions to the chapel fund were made over the years, especially from the family of Rev. James G. Anderson, C.S.C., also of the University’s faculty. Father Anderson’s careful (and fortunate) stewardship of the fund produced a sum that persuaded then-president Rev. Thomas Oddo, C.S.C., and the board of regents that the time to build the long-planned chapel had come. Designed by world-famous Northwest architect Pietro Belluschi, the Chapel of Christ the Teacher stands today as the University’s center of faith.
For more UP history see the University Almanac at www.up.edu/almanac.