Gift Supports Offutt School
May 15, 2012A gift of $1 million will further the development of the Offutt School of Business.
The gift was given by William C. Marcil and Jane Black Marcil, longtime supporters of the college. The atrium of the repurposed Grant Center, which will house the business school, will be named in their honor.
“Given their leadership in journalism, I can think of no more appropriate gift than this one, which will create a gathering place for the exchange of ideas and the development of relationships that deepen our understanding of the world we serve," says President William Craft. "Such a space fits beautifully with the Offutt School's mission as a business program rooted in the liberal arts.”
William Marcil is the chairman of the board of Forum Communications Co. In 2010, he retired as publisher and CEO of The Forum. The Marcils have supported numerous initiatives at Concordia, including the journalism program and El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village.
"Jane and I continue to support higher education, and the Offutt School of Business fits a niche for students who wish to study global businesses as well as traditional curriculum," he says.