The University of Nebraska Board of Regents is expected to
name the new University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business building after board member Howard Hawks.
The university says in a news release that the board is expected to approve the new name at an August 11 meeting. The $84 million building, 240,000-square-foot set to open later this month will be named Howard L. Hawks Hall.
Hawks, of Omaha, has served as a regent since 2002, representing portions of central Omaha. He served as the board’s chairman in 2005 and 2014.
Hawks and his wife took a lead role in supporting the privately funded building, but asked the university not to disclose the amount they donated.