Trustee makes $1 million gift to Troy University

Posted: Wednesday, 26 March 2008

MONTGOMERY—Troy University Trustee Milton McGregor presented a $1 million check to Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., Wednesday night as the initial gift toward a new multipurpose arena to be built on the Troy Campus.

The check presentation was made at Milton and Pat McGregor’s Montgomery home with members of the Troy University Board of Trustees, the Troy University Foundation Board of Directors and invited guests in attendance.

“We appreciate Milton and Pat McGregor’s willingness to invest in the future of Troy University,” Chancellor Hawkins said. “This gift is an important first step as we determine the feasibility of building such an arena for TROY. It will be a challenge, but with support such as the McGregors have shown, we can make the dream a reality.”

The University’s 2005 strategic plan calls for the University to replace Trojan Arena, which was built in 1962. No timetable for completion has been developed, and a final price tag for the project has not been determined.

McGregor’s fellow trustees said the gift will make a tremendous difference in the success of the project.

“This gracious gift demonstrates the commitment that Mr. McGregor and his family have to improving the quality of life for all Alabamians,” said Trustee Gerald Dial, chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee for the Board of Trustees. “The multipurpose arena will be something that Troy University will benefit from for years to come, and we greatly appreciate Mr. McGregor’s generosity.”

Charles Nailen, a member of the Board of Trustees and the Troy University Foundation Board of Directors, said, “Mr. McGregor’s gift is a testament to his deep commitment to Troy University and its vision for the future. Troy University is dedicated to providing the best possible facilities for its students and a new multipurpose arena will be a tremendous asset to the entire University community.”