The growth that the Huntsman School of Business has achieved in the last five years would not have been possible without the help of many generous alumni and friends. Below are few of the people who have propelled us toward our goal of achieving top-tier recognition.
In 2007, world-renowned businessman and philanthropist Jon M. Huntsman donated $25 million to the College of Business. In recognition of the gift, the college changed its name to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Mr. and Mrs. Huntsman continue to donate generously to the school. The new business building will be named Huntsman Hall in their honor.
The Eccles Family has had a long history of furthering commerce and supporting higher education in the state of Utah. Their ties to the Huntsman School go back to the support George Eccles provided decades ago and continue to the support Spence Eccles provides today through the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation. The George S. Eccles Business Building, the George S. Eccles Distinguished Lecture, and the George S. Eccles Chair in Capital Markets Research all testify to their generous support.
A successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, Jeffrey D. Clark led the campaign to raise money for Huntsman Hall. When deliberating in an advisory board meeting whether the building should scaled back, Mr. Clark challenged the group to “Go big or go home.” The entrepreneurship center was renamed the Jeffrey D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship in honor of his $6.1 million donation and continued dedication to the school.
Real Estate moguls Dell Loy and Lynnette Hansen established the Hansen Scholars Program in 2002. Each year, the program funds retention scholarships for 100 students who might not otherwise be able to afford USU. They have also provided significant support for Huntsman Hall and their support will be recognized through a named Hansen Scholars Pavilion in Huntsman Hall.
Crystal Maggelett, President & CEO of FJ Management Corporation, has provided generous financial support for construction of the new business building and provides scholarships for current and former employees of FJ Management to study at USU. In recognition for her support, the Huntsman School opened the FJ Management Center for Student Success in September, 2014.
Noted philanthropist and business and civic leader Gail Miller has provided significant support for Huntsman Hall through the Larry and Gail Miller Family Foundation, and their support will be recognized through a named Miller Family Pavilion in Huntsman Hall.