Collins Receives Honorary Degree
Courtesy of the University of Tulsa
The University of Tulsa has renamed its business college as the Collins College of Business to honor the vision and leadership of Tulsa businessman Fulton Collins, who has chaired the TU Board of Trustees since 1997.
TU President Steadman Upham made the surprise announcement during the University’s spring 2008 commencement ceremony held May 10 at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Collins received an honorary Doctorate of Business during the event, where it was announced Collins was the first person to receive a diploma from the newly renamed business college.
During Collins’ term as chairman, TU has doubled its endowment, doubled the value of its land and buildings, doubled its externally sponsored research funding and more than doubled applications for undergraduate admission. In that time, TU has built 1.2 million square feet of facilities, has secured permanent endowment funding for 34 faculty positions, and has increased annual student scholarship support by more than $12 million.