From left, UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero, Cane Bay Partners VI Co-Founder David A. Johnson, UWG Richards College of Business Dean Dr. Faye McIntyre, UWG Vice President of University Advancement Dave Fraboni.
Christiansted, USVI – Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP Co-Founder David A. Johnson, this month, committed to helping fund construction of a state-of-the-art Richards College of Business building at the University of West Georgia, his alma mater.
Johnson is making a substantial donation to the university to facilitate the construction of a new building to house the entire college under one roof. The goal is for this to be a lead gift with other major contributions following.
“This is the first big step,” said Richards College of Business Dean and Sewell Chair of Private Enterprise Dr. Faye McIntyre. “I can’t express how much I appreciate David’s generosity. The fact that he is making this donation to Richards College of Business shows he believes in what we are doing, and he wants our students to succeed.”
Administrators hope the new building will foster greater collaboration and community engagement. They plan to build more business partnerships that can be facilitated through the building and attract more students. It will house the Small Business Development Center, the Center for Economic Education, flexible learning spaces, expanded administrative and faculty spaces, student learning labs and conference rooms.
“A new home for the Richards College of Business continues to be a major goal of UWG’s New West Campaign,” UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero said. “With David’s very generous gift, we are able to start planning for the new building that will serve generations to come. We are thankful to alumni like David, who invest in our plans to become America’s top comprehensive university.”
Johnson credits much of his business success to his education at UWG and he is happy to support the college so it can continue to provide exceptional opportunities to bright business majors.
“My experience at West Georgia helped me to become the business leader I am today. UWG gave me a foundation I was able to build my career on,” Johnson said. “It has always been important for me to give back. I was fortunate enough to receive some scholarships and I am committed to contribute much more so others can have the same opportunities and more. I’m proud to be able to contribute to the university building a world class facility so future business leaders can come to West Georgia and learn the skills necessary to achieve great things for themselves and the communities they live in.”
In addition to this latest initiative, Johnson made a significant donation to the school and established the David A. Johnson Applied Econometrics and Analytics Fund to support a dedicated professorship within UWG’s Richards College of Business. He also participates in the school’s annual SAS Analytics Summit to offer his mentorship and expertise.
About David Johnson: David Johnson got his start in business upon earning a BBA in Management and MIS from the University of West Georgia. From there, he continued his education, earning an MBA in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University. He has held a variety of positions in the business world, and founded several companies, including his current business Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP, one of the most well-known consulting and management companies in St. Croix. Johnson is skilled in many areas of business, with specialties including: call center operations, risk management, information technology, and marketing. In addition to his professional work, Johnson continues to give back. For a headshot of David Johnson, go to http://www.canebayvi.com/david-johnson-cane-bay-partners/
About Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP: Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP was formed in June 2009 and founded by internationally experienced business executives with many years of experience in the financial services industry. Focusing our efforts primarily in the financial services industry, our management consulting practice specializes in providing services to clients in need of sophisticated risk management models, debt collections organizations which require liquidation models and analytics, and portfolio management companies desiring a variety of services. More specifically, our practice has elected to specialize in three areas where we believe our core competencies reside: (1) management consulting (2) risk management/scorecard development and (3) service provider analysis.
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