Brett Lindquist says he is awed by the College of Business’ rapid rise in national rankings over the past few years, placing No. 26 among public universities and securing Top 10 spots for several of its programs. In fact, the impressive leap prompted him and his wife, Cindy Lindquist (MAR ’85), to follow up a recent gift with a second one. Their latest gift creates the Brett C. and Cynthia R. Lindquist Classroom in Legacy Hall.

Tallahassee Arena District

Florida State University is narrowing the gap between “town and gown” with a planned eastward expansion of the main campus it has dubbed the Arena District. The approximately 30-acre site is anchored by the existing Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, which the university purchased in 2012.

Culpepper Construction

The Florida State University College of Business hit another Legacy Hall milestone with the hiring of Culpepper Construction Company as construction manager for the college’s new $88 million, 218,392-square-foot home.

Legacy Hall is the 38th project on FSU’s campus that the Tallahassee-based company has had a hand in constructing. Past work includes buildings for the University Center, Psychology, Materials Research, the Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy (AME) Center, the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. 


College of Business real estate alumnus Gregory R. Michaud attended the FSU Real Estate Center’s first TRENDS Conference 23 years ago. Since that time, he has taken every opportunity to champion the center, the conference, the college’s top-ranked real estate program and its students.

Edward Burr

Ed Burr believes there are two ways to give back to Florida State University – by offering his time and sharing his treasure. Since graduating in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, he has continued to do both generously.


Successful alumni Dave RomineRyan Dorrell and Jeff Alagood hope recent gifts to the College of Business will spark the same kind of student collaboration and synergy that led them to create AgileThought, a Tampa-based information technology company.

Bob Sasser

The Florida Cabinet today approved a major land swap that will enable Florida State University to build a new home for its nationally ranked College of Business.


To say Stuart Lasher is enthusiastic about the future of the College of Business is an understatement. The 1981 Florida State University graduate is equally passionate about giving back to the college, which he says put him on the right path to his own success as an entrepreneur.

Ted Ostrander

When alumnus Ted Ostrander, who has enjoyed an enviable 40-year career in the insurance industry, and his wife, Gail, decided to show appreciation to the Florida State University College of Business, funding the Ostrander Family Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center Suite in Legacy Hall made perfect sense.


Giving of one's time, talent and treasure to worthwhile organizations is of prime importance to 1971 FSU College of Business graduate Bill Williamson and his wife, Connie. Supporting his alma mater – the Alumni Association, Seminole Boosters, the FSU Foundation and the College of Business – is one way for the couple to invest in the future of FSU and its students.