The University of Utah has announced a $12 million gift from the children of longtime supporters Robert H. and Katharine B. Garff for a new building to house MBA programs at its David Eccles School of Business.
When finished, the 150,000-square-foot Robert H. and Katharine B. Garff Executive Education Building will be home to the school's MBA, professional MBA, executive MBA, and online degree programs. The facility also will have an executive education center, an expanded business career services center where students can develop multiyear professional development plans, and other centers for faculty and students. The Eccles School of Business' executive MBA program is ranked fourth in the West and twenty-first in the United States, while the online degree program recently was ranked by the Princeton Review as thirteenth best in the world.
"The Garff children are the third generation in their family to invest in our school, both through donations of monetary value and their time and expertise," said Eccles School dean Taylor Randall. "We can't thank the Garff family enough for their support of our goals to make our business programs the best in Utah, the nation and the world."