A Record-Setting Gift; A Much-Needed Renovation

On Feb. 8, 2016, Weber State announced a $6.8 million pledge from alumnus John E. Lindquist, president of Lindquist Mortuaries and Great Western Insurance. It is the largest single cash gift from an individual in school history. Five million dollars will help fund an extensive remodel of the aging Social Science building.

“The current building reflects the priorities and learning models of the past,” said Frank Harrold, dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. “This generous donation will help provide a building that integrates the best knowledge of the present and projections for the future, and it offers an educational experience in the social sciences that prepares our students for the world they will face.”

The remainder of the donation will likely be earmarked for scholarships.


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