Phase one of the Noble Research Center for Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources was dedicated. The T. Boone Pickens wing of the building was dedicated in February 1989, with Pickens as the chief speaker for the ceremonies. The rest of the center was dedicated on September 21, 1989, with OSU President John R. Campbell acting as the master of ceremonies. Phase two of the project was also set to begin. The final building phase was completed in 1993.