By: Barbara Ash
Since graduating from the College of Business, Steve Mudder has consistently invested his time and financial support in his alma mater. He says he does it because he is proud of the quality of the school, its faculty, alumni and students. Simply put, he loves Florida State University.
“With these outstanding resources, I believe we are on the road to becoming one of the nation’s Top 10 business schools,” Mudder said. “But to get there, we have to have a top-notch facility, and to continue climbing in the rankings, we have to look to the next 20, 30 and 40 years and make sure Legacy Hall remains cutting-edge and relevant.”
Mudder has demonstrated he is a friend and advocate of the university and the college through his most recent $1 million estate gift to establish the Steve Mudder College of Business Building Maintenance Fund. The fund will provide for ongoing upgrades and upkeep of the new business building when needed in the future. His previous gifts to support Legacy Hall named the Steven J. Mudder Associate Dean’s Office and, in honor of his father and hero, the Gary D. Mudder Faculty Lounge. Mudder said he is hopeful his gifts will inspire others to recognize the importance of the new business building and to contribute generously to Legacy Hall.