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Capital Initiative: Chinworth Center

Latest rendering of the Lockie and Augustus Chinworth Center

Latest rendering of the Lockie and Augustus Chinworth Center

Supporting student learning

At Manchester, helping students is at the heart of what we do. With the Lockie and Augustus Chinworth Center we'll take that focus to a whole new level.

Made possible by a $5.1 million leadership gift from alumnus Herb Chinworth to honor his parents, the Chinworth Center will create new and more functional spaces that support student learning and improve their experience. The center will enable Manchester to provide more efficient and effective delivery of student services, including the registrar, student financial services, student activities, a commuter lounge and more.

Connected to the Jo Young Switzer Center by an enclosed walkway, the Chinworth Center also will feature new classrooms to accommodate Manchester's growing enrollment. The second floor will be dedicated to the Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business.

Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business

For decades, the name Art Gilbert has been synonymous with Manchester accounting and business and our graduates' success.

As an enduring tribute to this remarkable man, Manchester is naming the second floor of the Chinworth Center the Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business .

A 1953 graduate, Gilbert returned to teach at Manchester in 1958 and built one of the nation's most respected accounting programs. He challenged and mentored a long line of Manchester graduates who achieved professional acclaim in business and industry, public accounting and as entrepreneurs. He also embodied honor, integrity and the virtues of excellence.

Now grateful alumni and friends have the opportunity to thank Art Gilbert by supporting the Gilbert College of Business. Gifts to the College will pay tribute to the man who changed so many lives and they will help ensure that his legacy continues.


The first floor will house the Office of Experiential learning, Registrar, Student Activities and Orientation, Study Abroad and a commuter student lounge. 
The second floor will house the Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business. 

Naming opportunities:

Offices: $15,000
Small Conference Room: $20,000
Lounges: $25,000
Large Conference Room: $35,000
Skype Room: $35,000
Simulation Room: $35,000
Medium Classroom: $60,000
Large Classroom: $75,000