Prominent alumnus Arthur F. Ryan and his wife, Patricia, will donate $5 million to create a state-of-the-art home for the Providence College School of Business. With their gift, Dore Hall, a former residence hall, will be renovated as the center of a new structure to be named the Arthur & Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies.
“This gift represents an investment in the college that has meant so much to me,” said Ryan, the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Prudential Financial, Inc. Ryan earned a mathematics degree from PC in 1963 and was awarded an honorary doctor of business administration degree in 1990.
“I look forward to the day — very soon — when our students and faculty will have access to a business facility that matches their collective intellect, passion, and commitment to the ideals of Providence College,” said Ryan.
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