United Supermarkets and Lubbock Christian University are pleased to announce that the new Christa Dobbs Center for Business at LCU will feature the United Family Atrium, a gathering spot for students and guests. United Supermarkets’ investment of $500,000 in this facility and the School of Business follows the launch of a $15 million-dollar initiative to build support for its growing business school.
“We try to meet the needs of the people in the communities that we serve in many different ways. Our main focus areas are combating hunger and educating people,” said Robert Taylor, president of The United Family®, “LCU’s commitment to providing a well-rounded education to the students they serve aligns perfectly with what United believes in. We are proud to support the visionary leadership and faculty bringing a world-class business school to the University.”
Tracy Mack, dean of the LCU School of Business said, “The United Family Atrium will serve as a beautiful entrance into the Christa Dobbs Center for Business providing much needed academic and study space, while an endowed scholarship will assure that current and future students from West Texas can continue their university education in Lubbock.”
The Christa Dobbs Center for Business will consist of almost 22,000 square feet of state-of-the-art space for the LCU School of Business and will be near the heart of the LCU campus. The United Family Atrium, situated at the front of the new building, will serve as the main entry point for the school of business, offering a comfortable gathering space and commons area for guests and students. The new facility is set to open in fall 2018.
The LCU School of Business is the largest undergraduate program of the University. The School offers academic programs in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Information Systems, and Digital Media Arts. Students who study in these programs excel academically and upon graduation are values-centered leaders in organizations not only in this region, but throughout the United States.
United Supermarkets has contributed in meaningful ways to initiatives at Lubbock Christian University for many years, including numerous gifts that have enhanced both academic and athletic programs. One of their most recent gifts was to the United Supermarkets Center for Academic Success.
President Tim Perrin said, “I'm deeply grateful for United Supermarkets and this significant investment in LCU's School of Business and the Christa Dobbs Center for Business. Today's announcement reflects United's ongoing commitment to strengthening the communities it serves. With thanks for the leadership of Robert Taylor and his team at United, this investment will profoundly benefit generations of LCU students.”
Dean Mack added, “United Supermarkets is a great example of a business that reinvests their profits back into local communities. We are humbled by and grateful for the investment that United Supermarkets is making in the lives of LCU Business students.”