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Robert B. Rowling Hall

$25 Million Gift to Fund New Innovation-Minded Graduate Business Building

RowlingsMarch 21, 2013 - UT President William Powers and McCombs Dean Tom Gilligan announced a $25 million pledge from Dallas businessman Robert Rowling, BBA ’76, his wife Terry Hennersdorf Rowling, BBA ’76, (left) and their family to fund the construction of a 458,000-square-foot graduate business building. Robert B. Rowling Hall will house McCombs School graduate programs, expand the teaching and meeting facilities of the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, and add 525 new parking spaces. The Rowling gift marks the launch of an effort to raise $58.25 million in donations, which along with other institutional funds, are needed to complete the new graduate building. Rowling Hall will stand on the northeast corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Guadalupe Street, immediately west of the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2017.  Read McCombs Today story. Read press release.

Multi-Million Dollar Gifts from Mulva, Rowling Families Drive McCombs Education into the Future

Jan. 30, 2014 - A the Mulvasrecent pledge from the Mulva Family Foundation and an earlier gift from Robert and Terry Hennersdorf Rowling mean upcoming generations of McCombs students will enjoy new buildings that feature improved spaces for both individual study and team collaboration, easier access to faculty offices and centers, and the most advanced learning technologies. The Mulva and Rowling anchor gifts ensure that Dean Thomas Gilligan's strategic plan continues to gain steam. "The University of Texas has been very important to our family. Accordingly, it is also important that we give back and assist in the growth and development of this premier institution," James Mulva, BBA '68, MBA '69, said. Read McCombs Today story. Read press release.

Generous Gift from Zlotnik Family Maintains Rowling Hall Momentum

Feb. 17, 2014 - ZlotniksPlans for Robert B. Rowling Hall, the new graduate education building at the McCombs School of Business, continue to flourish with the welcome announcement of a new gift from Bob and Marcie Zlotnik. The Zlotniks, University of Texas at Austin business alumni and founders of Houston energy company StarTex Power, have pledged $5 million toward the building's construction. "Rowling Hall is going to make this university an even stronger, more vibrant place to learn," Bob Zlotnik, BBA '75, MBA '80, said. "We have waited for the opportunity to align our family with this project, which will provide a direct link among students, faculty members, and business leaders." Read McCombs Today story. Read press release.

For more information contact Dianne Bangle at, 512-475-8177.

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