“BYU School of Management Now Bears Marriott Name,” Ensign, Jan. 1989, 77
The Marriott family name has been associated with a number of successful enterprises—restaurants, catering and food services, hotels. Now it is associated with the school of management at Brigham Young University.
University President Jeffrey R. Holland announced during ceremonies October 28 that the management school’s name is now the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott School of Management. President Gordon B. Hinckley, First Counselor in the First Presidency, represented BYU’s Board of Trustees in unveiling a plaque that will serve as a memorial to the Marriotts.
President Hinckley said that it is appropriate that the school be named for two people who exemplify the ideals of industry and integrity the school endeavors to teach.
The renaming of the school coincided with the announcement of a J. Willard Marriott Foundation gift to the school.
Paul H. Thompson, dean of the school of management, said the funds might be used to support scholarship at both the faculty and student levels. He said BYU’s school of management hopes to become known for its leadership in teaching international management, in focusing on issues of ethics in management, and in teaching and promoting entrepreneurship.
At an award dinner following the ceremonies, J. Willard Marriott was posthumously honored by the school of management as its International Executive of the Year.