Tektronix Supports Portland State University School of Business Administration
Sizeable Gift Demonstrates Tektronix's Ongoing Commitment to Support Local
Communities and Education
BEAVERTON, Ore., June 27, 2013
BEAVERTON, Ore., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix, Inc., a leading
worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today
announced that it has made a sizeable gift of $250,000 to the School of
Business Administration (SBA) at Portland State University (PSU) to help build
the new School of Business. To recognize the contribution, the university will
name a public lobby and event space in honor of Tektronix.
With more than 3,000 students, the SBA is the largest business school in
Oregon. It has far outgrown its current building, requiring students to take
business classes at various locations across campus. A new $60 million
building will triple the square footage and add new classrooms, auditoriums,
an event space, offices, study rooms, and common areas. The project will be
funded with $20 million in philanthropic gifts and $40 million in state bonds.
"Trained business managers are critical to the success of any business and
that foundation building happens at the collegiate level," said Amir Aghdaei,
President, Tektronix; Danaher Group Executive. "What especially appeals to us
about Portland State's business program is the focus on preparing students for
challenges they will face in real-world business environments. We're also
excited to participate in the creation of a new event space in downtown
Portland for students and the broader community to enjoy."
The SBA has deep connections to business in the Northwest region, illustrated
by the strong support the program has received for its building fund.
Including the $250,000 gift made by Tektronix, the expansion project has less
than $7 million left to raise in private gifts. The program's curriculum was
developed with involvement from local companies. All SBA graduates are
required to do a capstone consulting project in partnership with a local
business, and all MBA students are required to complete a two-week
"international experience" overseas--one of the few universities in the
country with this requirement.
"One of the key reasons our program continues to grow is the unwavering
support we've received from leading companies in our community such as
Tektronix," said Scott Dawson, dean of SBA. "We are truly grateful to
Tektronix for this latest contribution and the company's long-standing support
of our program."
In February, Tektronix announced that it donated more than $22,000 of
equipment to the Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
PSU has an enrollment of more than 29,000 students. For more information on
the expansion project go to: http://www.pdx.edu/sba/grow-with-us
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