Trustees approve naming of Zeigler College of Business

Official dedication ceremony scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4, at 12:30 p.m.

Zeiglers to meet with reporters Friday, Nov. 4, at noon in Sutliff Hall, third-floor conference room

For immediate release: Nov. 3, 2016

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University’s Council of Trustees approved naming the institution’s College of Business after an alumni couple during a special meeting today (Nov. 3). The new name is the Terry and JoAnn Zeigler College of Business.

Terry Zeigler ’76, president and CEO of Datacap Systems Inc., Chalfont; his wife, JoAnn Schultz Zeigler ’77; and Zeigler Family Foundation collectively contributed the largest philanthropic gift to the Bloomsburg University Foundation to name the university’s AACSB-accredited College of Business. The combination of an outright $5 million gift, endowed to provide immediate support, and a deferred gift from Zeigler Family Foundation, to strengthen the College of Business, is one of the largest gifts from an individual donor in the history of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

BU President David Soltz announced the college’s new name to students, faculty and participants at the close of today’s session of the Zeigler Institute for Professional Development Business Conference. An official dedication ceremony will take place tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 4) at 12:30 p.m. in Sutliff Hall, home of the Zeigler College of Business.

BU’s College of Business first attained accreditation by AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — in 2005 and, today, is among 775 business schools worldwide to achieve the designation. A total of 1,880 students are enrolled this fall in business majors at BU. The university’s official enrollment totals 9,282.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.