The Goddard Story

John B. Goddard was a paper boy, Farr's Ice Cream scooper, military officer (3rd Infantry), builder, entreprenuer, banker and developer.  

Raised in Ogden, Utah, John B. Goddard returned from World War II to found Western Mortgage Loan Corporation, United Savings Bank and Western Real Estate and Development.  As his companies thrived throughout the 1970s John B. Goddard thrived in the community.  In 1977, John B. Goddard was asked to lead the University's campaign for a new business school, and in 1983 - the same year he received an honorary degree from Weber State University - he cemented his position as one of the founding members of the business school when he helped dedicate the E.O Wattis Buidling.

He served as a member of the Utah Board of Regents from 1985-97. During that time, he was instrumental in WSU gaining university status. He also served on Weber State's College of Business and Economics advisory council for eight years.

For John B. Goddard, "[f]uture economic growth in this area is dependent on business, and business is dependent on Weber State University[,]" and so, in 1998 John B. Goddard and his wife, Geraldine, established an endowment for Weber State's School of Business & Economics.  In appreciation, Weber State named the school after Mr. John B. Goddard.  


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