Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, Published September 23 2010
UPDATED: Concordia raises $37 million toward School of Business
Interim President Paul Dovre announced this morning that the program will be named the Offutt School of Business, after Ron Offutt, the lead donor.
The fundraising campaign will pay for a new facility, the addition of six new faculty members and an expanded curriculum.
“This is the kind of impact gift that shapes the history of an institution like ours,” Dovre said.
Offutt, 1964 Concordia alumnus and chairman of Concordia’s Board of Regents, is founder and chairman the R.D. Offutt Co.
“When it comes to influencing the affairs of the world, Concordia means business, and I’m really excited to be a part of it,” Offutt said.
Concordia plans to renovate the Grant Center, on the east side of Eighth Street South connected to the skyway, for the new Offutt School of Business.
For more on this story, read Friday’s Forum.
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