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Weekend edition February 25, 2022 | Kailyn Lamb

Boyd Foundation makes $3 million gift to UTK Haslam College of Business

The University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business has announced a $3 million gift from the Boyd Foundation. The gift includes a $1 million endowment to create two distinguished professorships and $2 million to expand the existing Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research Endowment.

The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research was named for alumni Randy and Jenny Boyd in 2016 to honor their investment in the center. That endowment included the creation of the Randy and Jenny Boyd Distinguished Professorship, which is linked to the directorship of the Boyd Center and has been held by Bill Fox since its origination.

“Over the years, resources from the Boyd endowment have been used to hire new faculty, recruit top graduate students and support the Boyd Center’s overall research environment,” Fox said. “This latest investment allows us to build on the breadth and quality of the center’s work, including hiring a faculty member who will deepen our strength in researching education, particularly K-12.”

Randy Boyd is President of the UT system. recently covered the “State of the University” for UT. Read more here.

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