The Leadership, Learning and Community Center is made possible by the generous support of our donors. The project was funded by a $500,000 lead gift by Frank, BS ’66, and Marilyn Clement, with matching funding from UB’s Provost Office and an additional contribution from an anonymous donor.
In addition to the Leadership, Learning and Community Center space, the lower-level renovation project included the addition of state-of-art classrooms. Two recitation classrooms feature six-person workstations with laptops and power hookups for each student, along with a flatscreen TV on which the instructor or students can broadcast to the entire class simultaneously. A third classroom seats 40 students, with movable seating that can be arranged to best suit the class or event.
Frank Clement, BS ’66, retired as vice president of investments at UBS Financial Services in 2002 after a long, successful career in business. A Silver Creek native, he also worked for Eastman Kodak, BlueCross BlueShield and UBS PaineWebber (now part of the United Bank of Switzerland).
Despite living on the West Coast, Frank and his wife, Marilyn, continue to hold a special place in their hearts for Western New York. Frank has served on both the School of Management Alumni Association board of directors and the Dean’s Advisory Council, and the couple remains strongly committed to UB and the School of Management.
The Leadership, Learning and Community Center and the many important services it provides our students would not be possible without their support.
The idea of the Frank and Marilyn Clement Undergraduate Community Hub resonated with couple because it would provide the endless opportunities for personal interaction among students, faculty and staff.
"Today's student may be technologically gifted, but they will still need communication and social skills when they enter the workforce," Marilyn says. "This space will foster those interpersonal skills, and its tutoring center and other services will set students up for lifelong success."