Jay Shidler donates another $1 million to complete renovations at Shidler College of Business

This recent gift from Shidler brings the total gift toward the renovation of the College to over $2.5 million.

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 25, 2008

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation received an additional gift of $1,015,116 from real estate entrepreneur Jay Shidler toward the ongoing renovations of the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business.

Of the initial $25 million gift from Shidler in 2006, $1 million was given as a gift for the first phase of the renovations, which included landscaping, painting and resurfacing. Last summer, the College received an additional $526,000 gift toward the renovation of several executive classrooms, security cameras and courtyard refurbishing to name a few. The latest gift of over $1 million will go toward existing renovations and new projects, placing the total gift at $2.5 million to renovate the Shidler College of Business.

V. Vance Roley, dean of the Shidler College of Business said, "Most of the major renovations are complete, however, we continue to look for ways to maximize and improve space. With Jay‘s support and his boundless energy and creativity, we have been able to transform the College into a premier college campus with state-of-the-art facilities."

"We are so very grateful for Jay Shidler‘s impressive and continuous support that has dramatically enhanced the College of Business building," said UH Mānoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw. "There is a real correlation between great facilities and great institutions — such advances enable universities tostrengthen relationships with its alumni, students, faculty and community. Jay‘s commitment of his passion, time and expertise, as well as his resources, has truly transformed the physical and intellectual environment for our students and made this college a ʻdestination of choice.‘ It is a standard we can emulate as we move forward to improve other facilities on the Mānoa campus."

For more information, visit: http://www.shidler.hawaii.edu