The college was officially named for O’Maley in a ceremony on Nov. 13, 2018, honoring his service and contributions to the university. O’Maley says he intends for his gift to help create aviation business leaders. Funding will focus on supporting faculty development within the college.
“We see this gift as a unique and powerful way to leverage aviation and business education,” says O’Maley.
Embry-Riddle President P. Barry Butler sees the gift as a game-changer. “It’s a key moment for business education at Embry-Riddle,” he says. “[This gift] helps us expand our reach and more closely integrate business education into our other areas of focus – engineering and aviation – as we move into the future.”
Michael Williams, dean of the College of Business, says the O’Maley family’s support will support transformative ideas and technologies to create breakthroughs in industry operations, safety and manufacturing.
An in-depth look at the impact of this gift on Embry-Riddle’s future business students will be available in the Spring 2018 issue of Lift, Embry-Riddle’s alumni magazine and flagship university news publication.