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.
Crystal Maggelett, President & CEO of FJ Management Corporation, has provided generous financial support for construction of the new business building. In February 2012, Maggelet announced the foundation’s plan to donate $1 million to fund one fully-staffed career services center that will bear the Flying J name. In September 2014, the FJ Manaement Center for Student Success officially opened. In addition, she has contributed $50,000 in scholarships annually for the last fifteen years.