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In the Business of Legacies

Forward-thinking alumni and friends of Angelo State University have helped us continue to grow and flourish.

With time still on the clock, 2018 is already a record-breaker with 29.4 million in gifts to ASU, the most ever in a single year.With time still on the clock, 2018 is already a record-breaker with 29.4 million in gifts to ASU, the most ever in a single year.

Last year, we featured the engineering program and the donors who brought the David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering and the Hunter Strain Engineering Labs into existence.

This year, donors have made possible the Norris-Vincent College of Business, the Low Family Chair in Accounting and the Wisniewski Chair in Entrepreneurship. This combination of gifts represents the largest endowment giving in the history of the business college.

We celebrated momentous ribbon cuttings and grand openings with donors and friends this year and appreciate beyond measure the legacies they have created.


Lloyd Norris, Blake Vincent, Dr. Clifton Jones and Bryan Vincent.Lloyd Norris, Blake Vincent, Dr. Clifton Jones and Bryan Vincent.

Norris-Vincent Announcement

On June 5, we introduced the Norris-Vincent College of Business. Lloyd Norris and Blake and Bryan Vincent contributed a combined $5 million gift to create new possibilities for our business faculty and students.


Richard and B.J. Mayer and their sons, John and Kenny.Richard and B.J. Mayer and their sons, John and Kenny.

ASU Museum Announcement   

On March 2, family and friends of B.J. Mayer waited anxiously in front of the Sol Mayer Administration Building. The podium, draped architectural rendering and balloons were set up. B.J.’s friend, Linda Knightstep, had been clued in to get her to the event just a little late. As the event began, B.J. was visibly moved to learn her husband, Richard, had secretly funded her longtime dream, the new ASU Museum. B.J. has been a dedicated volunteer for the Friends of the Porter Henderson Library, West Texas Collection and FAME. She talked often about a day when the collection could have its own space and the art program could have display space. The museum will sit east of the Administration Building and Support Center near Johnson Street.


James and Lois ArcherJames and Lois Archer

Health and Human Services Building Ribbon Cutting

James and Lois Archer cut the ceremonial ribbon and officially opened the new Health and Human Services Building on April 4. In October 2015, ASU received a $5 million gift from the James B. and Lois. R. Archer Charitable Foundation in San Angelo to help expand the facilities that support ASU’s health and human services curriculum. The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents then approved changing the name of the College of Health and Human Services to the “Archer College of Health and Human Services.”


Richard and B.J. Mayer, their grandson, Clark Mayer, Roscoe and Bella.Richard and B.J. Mayer, their grandson, Clark Mayer, Roscoe and Bella.

Mayer Press Box Ribbon Cutting

On April 21, Richard and B.J. Mayer officially opened the Mayer Press Box with help from their grandson, Clark Mayer, Roscoe and Bella. Funded by a generous gift from the Mayers, the 7,300-square-foot facility houses restrooms and concession stands on the first floor, media and VIP suites on the second floor, coaches’ and VIP suites on the third floor, and a video deck on the roof.


Shannon CEO Shane Plymell, ASU President Brian J. May and Len Mertz, chair of the Shannon board of directorsShannon CEO Shane Plymell, ASU President Brian J. May and Len Mertz, chair of the Shannon board of directors

Shannon Ribbon Cutting

Shannon Health and Angelo State University officials opened the new University Sports Medicine Clinic - Shannon Clinic-Jackson facility with a ribbon cutting and open house on May 8.