Historic Commitment

From Minnesota Alumni Magazine Winter 2015

Land O’Lakes, Inc., a Minnesota-based agricultural cooperative, and Land O’Lakes Foundation pledged $25 million to University of Minnesota academics and Gopher Athletics, one of the largest single corporate commitments in the U’s history.

The commitment will fund the new center for excellence in the Athletics Village, part of the new Gopher Athletics facilities plan. The center, for which Land O’Lakes will receive naming rights, will house academic, nutritional, and leadership development programs for all University students and is scheduled to open in 2016.

Other areas receiving support are student internships; faculty research; the Carlson School of Management; the Colleges of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and Science and Engineering; and University-wide Welcome Week activities.

MINNESOTA ALUMNI MAGAZINE, Winter2015

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