A community invests in future business leaders.
A community invests in future business leaders.October 7, 2020
When the Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion opened in the fall of 2019, it was clearly no ordinary academic hall. Every inch of its 100,000 square feet is dedicated to enhancing the student experience through a seamless design that emphasizes community, collaboration and teamwork.
More than 1,700 donors contributed to the space, following the lead of alumnus Edward J. Minskoff’s $30 million gift. Collectively, donors provided all $62 million needed to complete the project.
The result is positioning the Eli Broad College of Business ahead of the curve in higher education. Generations of students will immerse themselves in collaborative learning within flexible classrooms, team rooms, an entrepreneurship lab, a media studio, a large-scale career center and more. At the same time, the entire business community is inspired by the breathtaking atrium, the inviting grand staircase and the wall of spectacular three-story windows that overlook the beautiful banks of the Red Cedar.
“Spartans for generations to come will now have an appropriate home in which to innovate, build relationships and work together, while our Broad faculty can leverage these state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces to develop transformational business leaders,” said Sanjay Gupta, Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean.
Added University Distinguished Professor and Eli Broad Professor of Management John Hollenbeck: “It is true that I have seen a lot in my time here at Michigan State, but I can say without any fear of contradiction that I have never seen anything like the Minskoff Pavilion—not even close. This is a truly spectacular and inspirational building.”
When faced with challenges in finding a job in 1999, I was supported by the Career Development Department led by Helen Dashney, and eventually landed a great job. I want to give back to MSU to help others.