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Alumnus Jack Anderson gives $1 million for lecture series

05/31/2000

Jack R. Anderson, president of Calver Corporation, a health care consulting and investment firm, has endowed the Jack R. Anderson Distinguished Lecture Series at Miami University’s Richard T. Farmer School of Business with a personal gift of $1 million.

Anderson is a 1947 graduate of Miami’s business school.

Speakers will cover a broad range of topics and the lectures will be free and open to the public. At least one major lecture is planned annually with the first lecture in the series planned for fall 2000.

"The lecture series will expose students and faculty to the nation’s most prominent thought leaders whose ideas impact business and society and keep the school abreast of issues and current events of the day," said Anderson.

"Jack’s gift will keep the school on track with our agenda for the first decade of 2000. That is, to become known as a business program on the cutting edge of the technology revolution, entrepreneurship and major current events that will significantly affect our lives," said Dan Short, dean of the business school.

Anderson, who was an accounting major, served in 1978 as chairman of the school’s Business Advisory Council. Anderson earned a master’s degree in 1949 from Columbia Business School. He has been a director of 13 public companies and served as non-executive chairman of five of them. Anderson resides in Dallas, Texas, and currently serves on the board of directors of PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., Horizon Mental Health Management Inc. and Genesis Health Ventures Inc.

For further information contact Jennifer Bailey (513) 529-4221, business school director of external relations, baileyjg@muohio.edu. A photo of Anderson is at http://newsinfo.muohio.edu/images.cfm.

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