Indiana State University has received a $250,000 gift from Dave Campbell, a former chair of ISU’s Board of Trustees, and his wife Peggy. The gift will support the Fund for ISU, which serves the university’s greatest needs, as well as two scholarships, the David C. and Margaret L. Campbell Scholarship for Liberal Arts and the Dwaine and Martha Woolsey/Charles and Phyllis Campbell Memorial Scholarship.
“ISU is so grateful to Dave and Peggy Campbell for this wonderful gift,” ISU President Dr. Deborah Curtis said. “Dave has had a significant impact through his leadership at Indiana State over the years, and now he and Peggy are making a lasting contribution to the success of our students.”
The David C. and Margaret L. Campbell Scholarship for Liberal Arts supports students pursuing degrees in communication, history, and humanities, among others, who aspire to attend graduate or law school.
The Dwaine and Martha Woolsey/Charles and Phyllis Campbell Scholarship supports non-traditional students and is a tribute to Dave and Peggy Campbell’s parents.
“My parents weren’t married yet, but my dad promised my mom that someday she could go to college,” Peggy said. “She started college at the same time I did. That’s why we wanted it to go to a non-traditional student — in honor of that pledge that my dad made to her.”
In addition to the couple’s philanthropy, ISU says Dave Campbell has served the university in several leadership capacities. He is also a former member of the ISU Board of Trustees and served as its chair from 2015-2017.