Centre College and Brockman Trust discontinue discussions regarding new scholarship program
September 9, 2013 By Michael Strysick
a program designed to prepare students as leaders and
entrepreneurs. A taskforce of trustees, faculty, staff and students
will be assembled to continue this conversation."
President John Roush of Centre College reported that the College and the A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust have determined not to continue discussions regarding a potential new scholarship program at Centre College.
The Trust's intended major gift to fund the program was linked to a significant capital market event, which put considerable time pressure on efforts to structure the gift and the proposed scholarship program. In the end, the parties determined that it was not possible to finalize these matters and get the required approvals from both sides in the time available.
Richard Trollinger, vice president for College Relations, offered thanks to Mr. Evatt Tamine, the trustee of the Brockman Trust.
"The Brockman Trust has been a longtime friend and important partner of Centre College," Trollinger said. "Having made a number of generous gifts over the years to update and enhance our campus, this partnership has helped to transform our campus and make our facilities state of the art. Our collaboration with the Brockman Trust has made us better in many ways and will continue to do so for a very long time."
The administration and trustees of the College remain inspired by the possibility of such a bold new program that focuses on leadership and entrepreneurship. Accordingly, Roush said, "We will continue to pursue the goal of such a program designed to prepare students as leaders and entrepreneurs. A taskforce of trustees, faculty, staff and students will be assembled to continue this conversation."
Centre College, founded in 1819, offers its students a world of opportunities, highlighted by the nation's premier study abroad program and a faculty ranked #5 in the nation for "Best Undergraduate Teaching" at a liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report. Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad (Rhodes, Rotary, Fulbright), and rewarding jobs (on average, 97 percent are employed or in advanced study within 10 months of graduation).