Kenneth Freeman and his wife, Janice, have committed more than US$25 million to the College of Management at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. In recognition of the gift, the school, which was established in July 2017, will be renamed the Kenneth W. Freeman College of Management. The couple also has provided funding to establish the Kenneth W. Freeman Professorship and Dean of Management position, which is held by Raquel Alexander. Freeman, who is an alum of the university and chair of its board of trustees, was a longtime businessman who later became dean of the business school at Boston University.
The Manhattan College School of Business in New York has received a US$25 million gift from businessman Thomas D. O’Malley, former chairman of the college’s board of trustees. To recognize the gift, the largest in the college’s history, the school will be renamed the O’Malley School of Business.
Saint Louis University in Missouri has renamed its John Cook School of Business the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business after receiving a US$15 million donation from entrepreneur Richard Chaifetz and his wife, Jill. The school’s entrepreneurship center also will be named the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship. The business school’s building, John and Lucy Cook Hall, will continue to carry that name in recognition of the $5 million the Cooks donated to its construction. Last year, John Cook agreed to make the naming of the school available to other benefactors to encourage a large gift.