DBU Receives $250,000 from Hoblitzelle Foundation


Dallas Baptist University received a $250,000 gift from the Hoblitzelle Foundation to be used for the construction of Nation Hall, a new building which will serve as the home for the Gary Cook School of Leadership.

“We are grateful to the Hoblitzelle Foundation for their generous gift,” said Dr. Adam Wright, vice president and dean of the Cook School of Leadership. “The Hoblitzelle Foundation has enabled us to provide students the opportunity to examine centuries-old leadership principles and discover new and original approaches in order to confront the leadership challenges of our day.” The new building will continue the DBU tradition of Georgian style architecture that emphasizes American history and patriotism across campus. The 20,000 square foot multi-purpose facility located in the center of campus will house classrooms, meeting rooms, student reading areas and specialty academic libraries, as well as faculty and staff offices.

“We could not be more appreciative for how the Hoblitzelle Foundation has been so very supportive of Dallas Baptist University since 1965,” said Dr. Gary Cook, University president. “Their latest support comes at a pivotal time in the history of DBU. The need to develop Christian leaders at the highest levels of academic learning is increasingly a pressing issue, and building a facility like this, where our students can engage with our wonderful faculty, will have an immediate impact on our community and beyond.” In recent years, the Hoblitzelle Foundation has financially supported several of DBU’s building projects including the Tom and Alicia Landry Welcome Center in 2001, the Ebby Halliday Center in 2003 and the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel in 2007.

The Gary Cook School of Leadership currently offers a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and an M.Ed. in Higher Education. Students and graduates of the Gary Cook School of Leadership come from Texas, across the United States and around the world. With concentrations in business, ministry, education and general leadership, the school attracts students from every imaginable vocation. SOURCE Dallas Baptist University