This afternoon (Feb. 6), past and present faculty members and students will join University Chancellor Ned Goodman, President Jack Lightstone and other senior officials to throw a party officially launching the Goodman School of Business.
The two-hour event in Guernsey Market begins at 5 pm, and is the festive follow-up to last autumn’s announcement that the University’s Business faculty was being renamed the Goodman School of Business.
The Brock community has been invited to join the celebration.
The official announcement last fall surprised and delighted the Business faculty and the broader Brock community.
The news was shared with Business faculty members in a closed meeting on the afternoon of Oct. 12. Later that evening the President elicited loud applause at the General Brock’s Soiree gala event when he publicly revealed the name change to honour the Goodman family, after the Goodman Foundation made a transformational gift to the business school.
This is the first time in the University’s history that a faculty has been renamed in such a manner.
The decision has met with widespread enthusiasm from students and officials alike. Don Cyr, the Dean of Business, calls the renaming a historical milestone for Brock.
“Today, with gratitude for the resources provided us, we launch a business school that will take its rightful place as leaders in business education and research,” he said.