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‘Our university is blessed to have a friend and ally like Sam.’ Tarleton names College of Business after Dr. Pack.

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TSU Media Relations


The Texas A&M System Board of Regents has approved the naming of Tarleton State University’s College of Business in honor of esteemed supporter Dr. Sam Pack.


It’s the second time Tarleton has named an academic college for an individual, with the Dr. Sam Pack College of Business joining the Mayfield College of Engineering with the distinction.


A steadfast backer of the university, Dr. Pack has made a historic contribution exceeding $10 million, representing the largest cash gift ever bestowed upon Tarleton State.


“Our university is blessed to have a friend and ally like Sam,” said Tarleton President Dr. James Hurley.

“He believes in the power of higher education and our quest to provide access, opportunity and affordability to more Texans. Sam is relentless in support of that vision, and we are honored to have his name prominently centered around our College of Business.”


As the owner of Pack Automotive Group in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Dr. Pack generously supports more than 300 nonprofits, service organizations and community events.

Last spring, Dr. Hurley presented Pack with an honorary doctorate of humane letters for his humanitarian and philanthropic contributions over the years.


“Helping to fulfill the dreams of Tarleton State students is an incredible opportunity for our family,” Dr. Pack said.

“The vision Dr. Hurley has for the university is special and will be felt in the region and beyond for years to come. It is our honor to be a part of supporting this wonderful institution.”





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