The University of South Florida announced on Thursday that it has received a $10.85 million gift from Barron (Barry) Gift Collier III and his wife, Dana Collier, to name a unit of the Muma College of Business that focuses on student success and career preparedness programs.
The office will be now be known as the “Collier Student Success Center at USF's Muma College of Business.” The gift is part of the $1 billion USF: Unstoppable Campaign.
The Collier family has been a longtime supporter of the Muma College of Business, particularly to student scholarships and the college's Corporate Mentor Program, which serves students who are the first in their families to attend college. A recent gift of $180,000, outside of the newly announced gift, expanded the program so that more students could benefit from its services offered and professional development coursework.
"The $10.85 million will enhance USF programs that teach students communication skills, sales skills, leadership, ethics, public speaking, networking, and other training that goes beyond what students can learn in textbooks," the school wrote in a press release. "Thanks to the Colliers' generosity, increasing numbers of business students will have access to these programs."
For more on the Muma College of Business, head to USF's site here.