A $10 million gift from Kenneth R. Meyer (’66), retired chairman and chief executive officer of Lincoln Capital Management Co., will establish fellowships for the Notre Dame MBA program.
Meyer’s gift and $10 million in University matching funds will support 16 Kenneth R. Meyer Fellowships a year – eight for admitted applicants in each two-year MBA class. The initial fellowships will be awarded to first-year students in 2011-12.
The Meyer Fellowships will be part of the newly established Meyer Family Center for MBA Studies, which will sponsor an annual distinguished guest lecture focused on ethical business leadership. The center also will participate in the ethics orientation sessions offered to all incoming MBA students.
“In partnering with Notre Dame, the goal of the Kenneth R. Meyer Fellowships is to elevate an already strong business program into a world-class one that emphasizes the values of leadership and character, which are so important to the Meyer family,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president.
Meyer, who graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame and received his MBA from the Wharton School of Finance in 1968, has served as a key member of the Business Advisory Council for the Mendoza College of Business and also endowed the Kenneth R. Meyer Professor of Global Investment Management.