Dominican University of California Gets $25 Million Gift

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    Dominican President Mary B. Marcy made the announcement at a special ceremony Wednesday morning emceed by NBC Bay Area news anchor Jessica Aguirre.

    The president of Dominican University of California has announced a special gift that she says will "transform" the university.

    Andrew Barowsky, the chair of Dominican’s Board of Trustees, is giving $25 million in revenue to the university, allowing the school to reform its liberal arts education.

    Dominican President Mary B. Marcy made the announcement at a special ceremony Wednesday morning emceed by NBC Bay Area news anchor Jessica Aguirre.

    “I wanted to lead Dominican to a special place within higher education,” Barowsky said. “With President Marcy at the helm, I knew we would have a great opportunity that I couldn’t squander. President Marcy has great vision and is a great leader. Dominican will provide students with an education they deserve and an education that is urgently needed for students who represent our hope for the future.”

    A new Integrated Advising Center will let students receive coordinated career services.

    The gift also will establish the Andrew P. Barowsky School of Business, expand the University’s international programming through the creation of the Françoise O. Lepage Center for Global Innovation, and launch the Acacia Project, beginning a series of long-term upgrades to the campus.