Linguistics Department

College of Liberal Arts Building to be renamed Robert L. Patton Hall

Thu, July 19, 2018
College of Liberal Arts Building to be renamed Robert L. Patton Hall
Patton Hall (formerly the CLA Building)

Starting Fall 2018, the College of Liberal Arts Building (CLA) will be known as Patton Hall (RLP).

The name change comes in recognition of the $20 million gift made to the college in 2016 by Sherri and Bobby Patton, Jr., whose gift was the largest ever received by the College. The gift also led to the creation of the Patton Challenge, which raised an additional $19 million in matching funds from other donors - including a 70+ match to Professor John Robertson’s bequest of $267,728 to the Carlota Smith fund - and generated more than 50 new endowments that will support Liberal Arts students, faculty, and programs for years to come.

A formal unveiling of the new name will take place in September. We appreciate your patience with this transition.

 

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