The Tykeson Family Charitable Trust has given a one million dollar gift to help turn the campus into a four year university.
The President of Oregon State University, Ed Ray was in Bend on Wednesday to announce the generous gift.
It is the first time in OSU Cascades history, the college has been the recipient of a million dollar donation.
The Tykeson family owns Bend Broadband. The Tykeson Family Charitable Trust was established twenty years ago in order to support higher education, healthcare and the arts.