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Gift from Former Dean's Family Funds Study Abroad Scholarships and Names Conference Room

January 2012

A $1.5 million gift from the family of Raymond E. Glos, dean of the School of Business Administration at Miami University for over 20 years, will provide financial support for students studying abroad and name a conference room in the dean's suite.

Dr. Raymond Glos joined Miami's faculty in 1927; he was a member of the "founding faculty" when the School of Business Administration was established in 1928. He served as dean of what is now known as the Farmer School of Business from 1939 until 1963. He retired in 1969 and passed away in 1988. During his teaching career and beyond, Dr. Glos had a lasting impact on the Miami and Oxford communities. There are rooms on campus named in his honor; the Raymond E. Glos Professorship in Business was the first endowed professorship at Miami University.

The Raymond E. Glos Study Abroad Scholarship will provide funding for Farmer School students to spend a full semester studying abroad. The scholarships will be awarded based on both academic merit and financial need.

The Raymond E. Glos Conference Room will be located on the third floor of the Farmer School of Business and is part of the Jim and Amy Chapman Dean's Suite. It is used for meetings with faculty and staff and also with business executives who visit the Farmer School.

These gifts were funded through the Carol Glos Hinshaw Charitable Trust. Ms. Hinshaw is a 1959 graduate of Miami University and wanted to honor her father and his legacy at Miami University and the Farmer School of Business.

"It's impossible to fully describe the impact that Dr. Glos had on Miami University and especially the Farmer School of Business," says Dean Roger L. Jenkins. "The success we enjoy today is a direct result of his leadership and his legacy. I am so grateful to Dr. Glos and to his family for the support they have given to the Farmer School. Thanks to their generosity, our vision is becoming a reality."

Ms. Hinshaw's gift is another significant achievement in the $500 million Miami University Campaign For Love and Honor, which has raised $434 million in support of Miami's priority needs.