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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's time to leave a once-in-a-generation legacy

The progress we are making at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is creating the kind of opportunity that may come along only once in a lifetime. It’s been more than 41 years since the George S. Eccles Business Building was dedicated. We have money pledged from donors and appropriated by the legislature to build the new Huntsman Hall addition to the business building complex. We have enough money to build a 78,000-square-foot building. But as I have indicated in my blog entries the past few weeks, we know a 78,000-square-foot building will fall short of meeting the needs of our students.

Ken Snyder
To meet the needs of our students, we need to “go big.” We are moving forward with a 117,000-square-foot building. We need to raise about $10 million more to build Huntsman Hall to the size we now envision.

We believe this new building, when utilized along with the George S. Eccles Business Building, will meet the needs of our students for the foreseeable future. In fact, it could be another 40 years before our successors start the process of raising money for a new building all over again.

We are now talking with key supporters and friends, asking them to take advantage of this once-in-a-generation opportunity to leave a legacy. Years from now, there will be satisfaction in being able to point to this new building and say you helped make it possible, not just because it will be a beautiful, impressive building, but because it will represent the many lives that have been influenced and will be influenced for the better because they has passed through Huntsman Hall.

In the next few weeks, we anticipate introducing an image and a video of what we are envisioning. Stay tuned.

- Ken Snyder

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