This Iona Alumnus Laid Down the School’s Biggest Donation Ever
Iona renames its business school after alumnus Robert V. LaPenta gave the school its largest grant ever.
In September 2018, Iona College renamed its business school the LaPenta School of Business after alumnus/trustee Robert V. LaPenta gave the school its largest grant ever, $17.5 million, between initial endowment and subsequent matching funds. Throw in some matching funds and other capital campaigns, and Iona’s business facilities are poised to be more competitive than ever. Here are some quick facts and figures about what’s in store for the 78-year-old New Rochelle institution’s business school.
For those who may be wondering, William Lamb, PhD, dean of the LaPenta School of Business, has no intention of letting campus ivy grow under his feet during the expansion: “We fully intend to make the most of these new features as fast as we can,” he says, “to improve the classroom experience for our students as soon as possible.”