A $1 million gift from a Purdue University alumna will provide undergraduate scholarships for women enrolled in Purdue’s School of Management. Jane Brock-Wilson says she is providing the gift to create a supportive culture for women in management at Purdue.
Brock-Wilson’s gift resulted in a $1.5 million match from the Purdue Research Foundation. As a result of the gift, the school has established the Jane Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management.
“We’re incredibly grateful to Jane for her leadership role in this vital initiative,” said David Hummels, dean of Purdue’s Krannert School of Management. “The center will allow us to award scholarships to significantly improve access for women in our programs. It will provide thought leadership in how women play an important role in corporate America. It also will give us an opportunity to provide experiential learning and engagement opportunities that will extend the impact of a Krannert education beyond the years a student spends on campus.”
Brock-Wilson is managing director of Berkshire Partners. She earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Purdue in 1978 and was honored with the 2014 Krannert Business Leadership Award.
“My Purdue education provided me a well-rounded foundation in both academics and leadership opportunities,” Brock-Wilson said. “I feel strongly about giving those same opportunities to other undergraduate women.”
Brock-Wilson, a Lafayette, Indiana native, earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial management in 1978. She was honored with the 2014 Krannert Business Leadership Award.
A national search will be conducted for the director of the Jane Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management.