HBU Finance Lab Ribbon-Cutting to be Held

The Houston Baptist University Archie W. Dunham College of Business now offers an innovative learning space with the addition of the Robert Griswold Finance & Analytics Lab. The finance lab ribbon-cutting will be held at 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, on the first floor of the Hinton Center on HBU’s campus, 7502 Fondren Road.

The glass-enclosed room catches the eyes of passersby with a stock market ticker running around its perimeter. The room will serve as a space in which finance students can practice concepts like data analytics and mock investments. The lab is being provided through the generous donation of Dr. Robert M. Griswold, MBA ’79, also a former faculty member of HBU, along with additional gifts by Susan and Richard H. Redding, ’82, William E. Mearse, Chris D. Wallis, Michael R. Weeks and Prosperity Bank.

Dr. Griswold graduated from HBU with an MBA degree in 1979 while working with Shell Oil Company. He later established his own consulting practice and completed a PhD in Finance in 2001. Dr. Griswold returned to HBU and served as an adjunct professor of Business for several years.

Dr. Kenny Holt, dean of the Archie W. Dunham College of Business, said, “We are grateful for the donors who made this space possible. The learning environment is ideally suited to capture the imaginations of students; the Finance Lab will be a benefit to current students and a draw for future students for years to come.”

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