FSU PRESIDENT TO ANNOUNCE MAJOR GIFT, INITIATIVE AT COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Members of the news media are invited to attend a Feb. 28 event at the Florida State University College of Business that will mark a major step forward for a key multidisciplinary initiative spearheaded by university President Eric J. Barron.
Barron will announce the college’s receipt of a large gift from one of its most prominent alumni. That gift will help to establish “The Risk Initiative,” an upcoming campaign that will work to establish Florida State as a national leader in a variety of fields that have involvement with risk.
“From business continuity and supply-chain management to health and wellness issues and patient safety, Florida State is creating a comprehensive risk management program unmatched by any other university,” said College of Business Dean Caryn Beck-Dudley, who will also speak at the event. “FSU’s research capabilities, coupled with the teaching expertise of its faculty, will allow the university to conduct research and share the results with both the public and private sectors. In essence, the new Risk Initiative will provide leadership to solve the emerging risks confronting individuals, organizations, industry and society.”
The gift announcement will take place:
3 p.m. TUESDAY, FEB. 28
STARRY CONFERENCE ROOM
(ROOM 214, ROVETTA BUSINESS BUILDING)
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
The event will also celebrate the naming of the College of Business’ elite program in risk management and insurance in honor of the gift donors.
In addition to Barron, Beck-Dudley and the gift donors will also make brief comments at the event. All will be available for interviews immediately after the event’s conclusion.