A little over one year after receiving the largest gift in school history, the University of Kentucky announced it surpassed last year’s gift with the new largest gift in school history. The gift, a $23 million donation, comes from Tom Lewis of Arizona and his wife, to create an honors college.
Lewis is a Lexington native and a 1971 graduate of UK. His Lewis Honors College will be located across from Willy T. Young Library in a residential hall on campus.
Eli Capilouto said today, “This gift, by a remarkable person and leader so committed to his alma mater and to education, reflects our mission to place the success of students first in everything that we do. Tom Lewis is investing in, and helping enhance, a vision we have to be the finest residential, public research university in America.”
Hey, Tom. Wanna be friends?