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C. Michael Armstrong $1 million endowment


C. Michael Armstrong, chairman and CEO of AT&T, announced a personal endowment of $1 million to the Richard T. Farmer School of Business during a visit to Miami University this week.

"This endowment will create a chair at Miami to launch a new curriculum combining the business and technical skills the communications revolution demands," said Armstrong, a 1961 Miami alumnus.

Donald Dawley, professor of decision sciences and management information systems at Miami, will head the national search committee. An appointment is expected by summer 2000.

"Armstrong is leading a technology revolution that will affect our lives significantly. His gift will firmly establish Miami University at the cutting edge of this revolution," said Dan Short, dean of the school of business.

The Richard T. Farmer School of Business provides 4,500 undergraduate students with 11 majors, 12 minors, and offers the MBA, master of accountancy and master of arts in economics. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the school among the nation's Top 50 undergraduate business programs.

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