Sankey Hall site dedication set for TODAY

The Elon community is invited to attend the site dedication of Richard W. Sankey Hall at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6. Sankey Hall will be part of an expanded business school. The event will be held in front of the Inman Admissions Welcome Center.

Rendering of Richard W. Sankey Hall
The campus community is invited to the site dedication of Richard W. Sankey Hall, the new three-story, 30,000-square-foot facility that will be part of an expanded Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. The event will begin at 4 p.m. today on the lawn in front of the Inman Admissions Welcome Center.

Currently under construction, Sankey Hall is located on the north end of the McMichael Science Center parking lot adjacent to Colonnades Dining Hall. Elon parents Jim and Beth Sankey of Charlotte, N.C., made a generous gift to name the facility in honor of Jim’s father, the late Richard W. Sankey. A former Elon trustee, Jim Sankey is chief executive officer and president of InVue, based in Charlotte. His late father was a business leader and entrepreneur in Jim’s hometown of Canton, Ohio.

The event will feature remarks from President Leo M. Lambert, Jim Sankey, Raghu Tadepalli, dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, and Elon junior and Business Fellow Dora Muratovic.

In addition to technology-infused classrooms and student-faculty engagement spaces, Sankey Hall will house two new academic centers focusing on financial education and Design Thinking. The Doherty Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Chandler Family Professional Sales Center will move from the Ernest A. Koury Sr. Business Center to Sankey Hall, enabling Elon to serve additional students across all academic majors. This move will, in turn, free up much-needed space in Koury Business Center to expand the Porter Family Professional Development Center and Reed Finance Center.