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Warrington College of Business mourns the loss of alumnus and supporter William “Bill” Hough

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It is with deep sadness that the University of Florida Warrington College of Business shares the loss of one of its alumni and strongest supporters – William “Bill” R. Hough. The namesake of the Hough Graduate School of Business and William R. Hough Master of Science in Finance program passed on April 11 at the age of 93. “Bill Hough was a catalyst for innovation at Warrington,” said Dean John Kraft. “His long-time generosity and support gave

William R. Hough honored with dedication of new graduate studies facility

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The dedication of William R. Hough Hall, the new home for graduate business studies at the Warrington College of Business Administration, took place Wednesday morning with a host of university leaders and distinguished guests present. The building was made possible by the generous gift of William R. Hough (MBA ’48), who donated $30 million to the University of Florida in 2007. “It’s somewhat overwhelming,” Mr. Hough said. “It’s really an outstanding building. I’m thrilled to have my

Breaking new ground for graduate business studies

Gainesville, Fla. – Ground was broken on William R. Hough Hall, which will house the Hough Graduate School of Business, on February 21, 2009. Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony included Bernie Machen, UF president, John Kraft, Warrington dean, and William Hough (MBA 1948), the project’s majority benefactor. Howie Ferguson, coordinator of UF facilities planning, and Rick Rowe of Rowe Architects, conducted a virtual presentation of the facility. Completion of the $23+ million, 70,000 square-foot building is projected to be in

Bill Hough names graduate school with largest gift in UF history

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – William R. “Bill” Hough graduated as a member of the University of Florida’s first MBA class in 1948, and has been supporting UF ever since. Now, he makes university history again, as the donor of the largest private gift UF has ever received, $30 million dollars. In recognition of this overwhelming show of support, the university has established a new school that bears his name: The Hough Graduate School of Business. The gift establishes an endowment to

Hough Program in Finance receives $1 million towards Faculty Challenge

William R. Hough , MBA 1948, knows a good business deal when he sees one. So when he saw the opportunity to enhance the finance program that bears his name at the Warrington College of Business, and at the same time answer UF President Bernie Machen’s Faculty Challenge, he couldn’t pass it up. Hough has made a gift of $1 million to the Hough Program in Finance, which will be matched with $250,000 from a special fund set up through