The Purdue University Board of Trustees voted Friday (Oct. 1) to rename the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in honor of the longstanding financial and in-kind support of White Lodging. Effective immediately, Purdue’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will officially be known as the White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
It was a record year for the John Purdue Club in 2021-22, with an all-time best $83 million raised in pledged commitments and cash donations in support of Purdue Athletics. That level of generosity and ambition has positioned the Boilermakers to energetically launch into the 2022-23 season amid the ever-changing landscape of college athletics.