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May 2, 2012 Volume 33, No. 30

Big gift to CSOC

A $1 million gift has been made to the Center for the Study of Organizational Change (CSOC) in the Truman School of Public Affairs. 

The benefactor is Seth Allcorn, a former vice president for business and finance at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. He also served as a financial and administrative assistant dean at the Texas Tech School of Medicine and associate dean for the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago.

“I have worked with CSOC director Michael Diamond for more than 20 years on the study of organizational change,” said Allcorn, an associate of the CSOC. The school “represents a conceptual repository for this new field of knowledge and a platform for its continued development.”

The gift primarily will fund doctoral student fellowships in organization studies by establishing a permanent endowment.