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Oct. 24: Carson College naming ceremony planned

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Todd-color-drawing-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A naming celebration for the Carson College of Business will take place Oct. 24 on the Pullman campus. The celebration is free to the public.

Approved by the Washington State University Board of Regents earlier this year, the naming honors Scott and Linda Carson’s lifetime contributions to the college, the university and society.

A drawing of Todd Hall, home to the Carson College of Business.

Activities will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the first floor of Todd Hall, across from Terrell Library. Shortly before noon, there will be a ribbon cutting and short program honoring the Carsons.

Students, faculty, staff, guests and the public are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch, take student- or self-guided tours of the college and learn about upcoming structural changes.

“Scott and Linda Carson are living examples of the College of Business’ mission to advance knowledge, be globally competitive and create value through engagement,” said David Whidbee, interim dean. “The Carson name will help us strengthen brand recognition and increase the allure of WSU’s top-ranked business programs and world-class faculty. We’re so pleased to honor them and to celebrate this important event.’’

About the Carsons

Scott Carson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1972 and enjoyed a long and successful career with The Boeing Company. He retired as executive vice president of Boeing and president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where he had responsibility for the company’s commercial airplanes programs and related services; these areas in 2008 generated revenues of more than $28.2 billion.

He is in his second term as a regent of WSU and is chair of the $1 billion Campaign for Washington State University. He serves on the WSU Foundation’s Board of Governors, is past chair of the WSU Carson College of Business National Board of Advisors and served on the advisory board for the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.

He and his wife, Linda, have made several significant gifts to benefit WSU. Most contributions are in support of programs in the Carson College of Business, such as the Carson College Center for Student Success, the Carson International Business Scholars Fund and the Boeing/Scott and Linda Carson Endowed Chair in Marketing.


Sarah Druffel, WSU Carson College of Business strategic marketing and communications, 509-335-4345,
Sue McMurray, WSU Carson College of Business communications, 509-335-7578,


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