Ken Freeman '72More than forty years ago, graduation day was rapidly approaching and Ken Freeman ’72 did not have a job offer. In April of that year, he was invited to share his experiences as a student with members of the Board of Trustees. When that trustee extended a job offer, Ken’s career was launched.  

Now Freeman, who chairs the Board of Trustees, has made a significant gift to Bucknell’s School of Management with his wife, Janice. It comes at a crucial time, as the school transitions to the College of Management in July 2017.

“Bucknell changed my life,” says Freeman, a first-generation college student. “Professor Sidney Miller drove me to aim high professionally and personally, and trustee Cam Rutledge ‘33 gave me the chance to get started. I am deeply grateful to them and Bucknell.”

Having enjoyed success in the private sector, Freeman is now the Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of the School of Management at Boston University.

“My experiences inside and outside the classroom at Bucknell provided a strong foundation for life,” he says. “Bucknell prepares students to become the next generation of leaders. The We Do campaign marks an important moment in our University’s history, and Janice and I are pleased to be part of it.”