The IUP Council of Trustees on December 5, 2008, approved the naming of the Suites on Grant residence hall in honor of alumna Donna Putt for her six years of service, ending June 2006, on the Foundation for IUP board of directors.
A 1969 graduate, Putt served as president of the Foundation board for two years and vice president for one. Her tenure also included four terms on the development and nominating committees, three terms on the executive committee, and two terms on the residence hall project committee. She chaired the executive committee for two years and the development committee for one.
In its resolution, the trustees recognized Putt’s leadership, time, and other contributions in the planning of the first phase of the Residential Revival student housing project, which included construction of Suites on Grant. This $270-million project, which involves replacing or renovating all university-owned housing, is a joint venture between the nonprofit Foundation, which owns the buildings, and IUP, which manages building operations.
Putt is the second alumna to have a Residential Revival facility named for her. The building formerly known as the Suites on Grant—Lower was named for trustee Susan Snell Delaney in March 2008.
In other business Friday, the trustees:
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