Lynn Clark

$1M gift for professorships will spur innovation in business education

Andy Swiger '78 and his wife, Sherry made the gift to help fast-track Mines' growing business education programming
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Mines alum Andy Swiger '78 and his wife, Sherry, have made a $1 million endowed gift to support the university’s growing business education programming. A separate $40,000 gift will provide immediate startup funding.

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The endowment gift creates the Andy and Sherry Swiger Professorship for Business Excellence. Mines faculty will compete for funding and the prestigious title through a proposal process.

“We are supporting faculty who represent the cutting edge of business education with ideas to provide all Mines students the business acumen that’s necessary from day one of their first jobs,” Andy Swiger said. “We believe this gift will assist faculty in fast-tracking innovation.”

Read the full story on the Campaign for MINES@150 website.

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Lynn Clark

Advancement Communications Writer, Colorado School of Mines Foundation
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