FHSU to celebrate naming of business college

WR and Yvonne Robbins

10/17/16 dgo
HAYS, Kan. -- Fort Hays State University will celebrate the naming of the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship in a news conference Thursday, Oct. 20.

The public is invited to the celebration, set for 2 p.m. in the Sunset Atrium of the Memorial Union.

At its regular monthly meeting in September, the Kansas Board of Regents approved the naming of the college for W.R. and Yvonne Robbins, long-time supporters of the university. In addition, a section of the building will be named the Robbins Banking Institute.

W.R. Robbins, a Fort Hays State graduate, is chair of Farmers Bank and Trust, Great Bend, which owns and manages seven locations in central Kansas and two in Johnson County.

The Robbins couple also has a building on the Fort Hays State campus named after it -- the Robbins Center, which was built in 2007 and houses the FHSU Foundation and the FHSU Alumni Association.

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