A pivotal juncture in the history of management at Bucknell creates opportunities to support three key priorities.
Management at Bucknell is undergoing historic changes. Our 2017 elevation from a school to a college was quickly followed by an investment of more than $25 million by Kenneth '72 and Janice Freeman, who believe strongly in Bucknell's potential to achieve an even stronger position as a leader in business education. Today, the newly christened Kenneth W. Freeman College of Management is uniquely positioned to enhance our already groundbreaking experiential learning opportunities, deepen our connection to the liberal arts and prepare students who are even better poised to achieve and lead across the full range of human endeavors.
Your support for the Freeman College of Management will allow us to achieve three essential priorities:
PRIORITY 1: Support a Strong Foundation
To ensure that Bucknell remains at the vanguard of management education, our students need a facility that matches the quality of our faculty and our innovative programs. In February 2019, Bucknell approved construction of a new, 79,500-square-foot facility for the Freeman College of Management and the Department of Art & Art History, which will feature classrooms with leading-edge technology, student spaces for project work and common areas that will create a greater sense of community. Learn more about management's new home.
PRIORITY 2: Grow Faculty Excellence
As the Freeman College of Management expands to address new and emerging needs, adding new faculty is essential. Your investment will support the following new endowed teacher-scholars:
- A faculty position in entrepreneurship, to prepare students who will forge their own paths in a changing economy
- A faculty position to bolster the real estate program’s success
- A faculty position in data analytics, to strengthen the program currently run by Bucknell’s world-class data scientists and create a new major and minor in data analytics
- A faculty position in ethics, to expand this critical topic, which is already embedded in our curriculum
PRIORITY 3: Make an Immediate Impact
Support for the Freeman College of Management Fund is key to maintaining the impressive momentum we have gained through the elevation and naming of the college. Because this annual fund is unrestricted, your support allows us to impact students today and respond swiftly to opportunities when they arise. Gifts and pledges of every size are welcome; the power of the Management Fund lies in the aggregate support of all donors.