Improving Duquesne University’s Palumbo Donahue School of Business:
Founded in 1878, Duquesne University, one of America’s leading Catholic universities with a reputation for excellence in liberal arts and professional education, enrolls almost 10,000 students in more than 170 programs. Its Palumbo Donahue School of Business, recognized among the nation’s top business school programs, has 1,300 undergraduate students in 11 business-related majors and more than 250 graduate students in four diverse programs.
A $4,000,000 grant from the Foundation will support renovation of Rockwell Hall, which houses the Donahue School of Business and has not been upgraded in more than 60 years. Two floors will be upgraded to house six business centers, including the Center for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, the Center for Leadership in Professional Selling, the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management, and the Institute for Sustainable Business Innovation.
The renovation will include a new atrium and overhaul of an existing sky bridge and will provide flexible learning spaces and classrooms, allowing students to work together in groups, conduct research, and develop new venture ideas. The facility will improve the quality of the business school, increase faculty prominence, raise the school’s external visibility, and attract more students.