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Purdue Trustees Approve Naming of Helen Bass Williams Academic Success Center, Other Resolutions

Fifty years ago, Helen Bass Williams, the first African American professor at Purdue, played a leading role in establishing the first learning center on campus. Purdue’s Board of Trustees recently approved changing the name of that facility to the Helen Bass Williams Academic Success Center.

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Alumnus and Wife Give $10 Million in Unrestricted Support to Purdue’s Daniels School of Business

Purdue University has received a $10 million commitment from Gerald (CE’64, MBA’71) and Nanette Lyles for unrestricted support of the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business. The commitment represents the latest in a long history of giving for the Lyles family, which can trace its Purdue ties back to Gerald’s maternal grandfather, who was both a student and a professor at the university.