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New SLU Arena Named For Alumni

ST. LOUIS (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Saint Louis University’s new 10,600-seat multipurpose arena will be named Chaifetz Arena, in honor of University alumnus Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, who has made a $12 million naming rights gift to the arena.

The Global Spectrum-managed Chaifetz Arena will open in March 2008 and will be the home to men’s and women’s basketball, as well as concerts, family shows, sporting events, trade shows and other events.

Chaifetz, a 1975 graduate of Saint Louis University, is a licensed neuropsychologist and is founder, chairman and CEO of Chicago-based ComPsych Corporation, the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs.

“It is an honor for Saint Louis University to have Dr. Richard Chaifetz's name on our Arena, which will mean so much to the University and the entire St. Louis community,” said University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J. “Not only is Dr. Chaifetz respected around the world for the success of ComPsych Corporation, but we take special pride because he is an extremely successful alumnus who cares deeply about his alma mater and future generations of SLU students.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers