April 8, 2022

Purdue trustees approve namings and resolutions of appreciation, Ross-Ade Stadium and Mackey Arena renovations, contract extension for Brohm

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (April 8) approved the following namings:

* John Martinson Honors College, in recognition of a $25 million gift that will support undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity; leadership and professional development; global and community engagement; and innovative pedagogies.

* Donald J. McCrosky Equine Sports Medicine Center, in recognition of a $3 million gift that will provide research funds now and in the future to continue the groundbreaking work of the center.

* Dean V. White Real Estate Finance Program, School of Management, in recognition of a $20.8 million gift by the Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation Inc. Full details about the new program will be announced during a special celebration in the Purdue Memorial Union on April 22, which will also include the annual presentation of the School of Management alumni awards.

* Dauch Football Strength and Conditioning Weight Room in the Kozuch Football Performance Complex, in recognition of Sandy Dauch, a longtime friend of the university and widow of Richard E. Dauch (BSIM ’64).

* Mary J. Hanna-Elmore East Terrace and Mary J. Hanna-Elmore West Terrace (collectively referred to as the Mary J. Hanna-Elmore Pavilion) on the ground floor of the Purdue Memorial Union, in recognition of a $1.5 million gift to support PMU renovations.

* Roberts Impact Lab on the Purdue Northwest campus, in recognition of a $3 million gift by David and Susan Roberts. David Roberts earned his bachelor’s degree in technology with distinction from the Purdue University Northwest Hammond campus in 1974. The lab will be a workspace for entrepreneurship, innovation and education collaboration to help transform the area into an economic hub, with Purdue Northwest leading the way as the area’s premier metropolitan university.

Trustees also approved resolutions of appreciation for those who recently contributed $1 million or more to the university. Those are:

* John Martinson, to support the Honors College.

* Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation, to support the School of Management.

* Donald McCrosky, to support the College of Veterinary Medicine.

* David and Susan Roberts, to support Purdue University Northwest.

* Terrance Coyne and Marianne Noyd, to support the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering and the Purdue Military Research Institute.

* Sandra Dauch, to support Intercollegiate Athletics.

* Keith and Metta Krach, to support the Purdue Research Foundation.

* Mary J. Elmore, to support university initiatives.

* One anonymous gift, to support Purdue Polytechnic High School and the College of Liberal Arts.

Additionally, trustees provided approval to plan, finance, construct and award constructions contracts for:

* Ross-Ade Stadium – renovate approximately 9,300 gross square feet of existing space and add over 18,000 gross square feet of space in and adjacent to the football stadium. Renovations will include construction of a tunnel and players entrance from the Kozuch Football Performance Complex to Rohrman Field, conversion of the existing Purdue Team Store into a student-athlete dining facility and construction of a concourse connector and additional seating in the south end zone. Work is scheduled to begin in November and be completed in August 2023. The estimated total project cost is $45.4 million and will be paid from gift funds.

* Mackey Arena – renovate approximately 12,500 gross square feet of men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms and player lounges and the John Wooden Club on the Event Level. Renovations will focus on updating and modernizing the layouts, technology, finishes and furnishings in all three spaces. Work is scheduled to begin in March 2023 and be completed in September 2023. The estimated total project cost is $6.7 million and will be paid from gift funds.

Trustees also agreed to a contract extension for football head coach Jeff Brohm through the 2027 season. In five seasons at the helm, Brohm has led Purdue to three bowl games. The Boilermakers are coming off a 9-4 season that was capped with a 48-45 overtime win over Tennessee in the TransPerfect Music City Bowl.

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Sources: Matt Folk

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