SIOUX CITY | Former Briar Cliff University president Bev Wharton will receive an honor on the Sioux City campus Thursday.

Briar Cliff officials plan to dedicate the Beverly A. Wharton Learning Center, the main academic hub for the University’s undergraduate programs. Wharton was the ninth and longest tenured president of Briar Cliff University and school officials want to notably honor her.

Wharton retired after 15 years at the end of the 2015-16 year.

The learning center, which features the latest in technology, laboratories and expanded classrooms, was one of several additions under Wharton’s presidency. The dedication is set for 5 p.m. Sept. 21.