[Dallas,TX – November 16th]
The long-awaited, $72-million Morgan Business Center, home of the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management, officially opened on Friday, November 13th. President David Wilson, along with members of the Morgan State University Board of Regents, local and state leaders, students and the business community cut the ribbon to declare the facility open for the business of educating students about today’s global marketplace.
The $72-million state-of-the-art facility features a Center for Innovation, computer labs, classrooms, a real-time Capital Markets stock trading center, seminar rooms, and a 299-person-capacity auditorium that includes an 80-person lecture hall. The building also houses a demonstration kitchen and a block of 10 functional hotel rooms for the business school’s hospitality management program.
“This business building is the latest jewel on Morgan’s campus,” said MSU President David Wilson. “It is going to provide our faculty with the tools they need to teach at a higher level and our students with unique opportunities to be innovators on the global stage and to learn in a world class environment that is second to none.”
Following the conclusion of the ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the new building, NFL Hall of Famer and successful businessman Willie E. Lanier, Sr., presented the inaugural lecture for the Graves School of Business and Management’s Willie E. Lanier, Sr. Endowed Lectureship in Business Ethics. Lanier spoke on the topic “Ethics in the Historically Black College: Then and Now” in the business school’s auditorium. In May 2015, he made a $500,000 gift to the University to establish the endowed lectureship.