BYU announces $10 million donation for engineering global leadership center

by | Mar. 03, 2011

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Brigham Young University alumni Dave and Rachel Weidman have donated $10 million to fund a new center for global leadership at their alma mater.

The Weidman Center for Global Leadership will be part of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, where Dave earned a bachelor’s degree. Rachel also has a bachelor’s degree from BYU.

“In an increasingly global world, today’s engineering and technical talent must be capable of operating on a global stage, leading multi-cultural teams and creating new markets to help companies meet and satisfy customer needs,” stated Dave Weidman, chairman and CEO of Celanese Corporation, a Dallas-based Fortune 500 manufacturer of specialty materials and chemical products used in most major industrial and consumer applications. “Establishing a leadership center dedicated to enabling BYU to develop talented engineers and technologists will help contribute in a meaningful and purposeful way to building tomorrow’s global business, engineering and technology leaders.”

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