Xavier Magazine

Smith Hall

The building that will house the Williams College of Business is now officially known as Stephen and Dolores Smith Hall in honor of 1968 graduate Stephen S. Smith and his wife, whose donations helped fund construction of the building. Smith, a member of Xavier’s board of trustees, was a partner in Brandywine Global Investment Strategies, now part of Legg Mason. The Smiths have established scholarships at Xavier and provide the Bloomberg financial data terminals for the student investment fund. Xavier’s mission prompted their gifts: “If your goal in business is money, I don’t think that’s the ultimate happiness,” Smith says. “The ultimate happiness is to be in business, be successful and have a moral compass. That’s what I really like about what the University is doing—the idea of forming the whole person who gives back to society. It isn’t just the education: It’s the commitment to the whole person.”

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