Today’s blog post includes a very special announcement from the university…the Bryant Center will open in the fall with a brand new name! This upcoming fall, our student center will be rededicated as “The Michael E. ’67 and Karen L. Fisher Student Center”!
As an esteemed alumnus, Michael has been a dedicated member of the board of trustees, serving from 1992-2001, and is now the current chair of the Board of Trustees for the University. Beyond that, Michael has had a successful career in financial services, and retired as a managing director of Barclays Global Investors.

The couple has supported Bryant for decades, financially and through their philanthropic efforts. Michael states, “I have never forgotten how Bryant once took care of us,” Michael and Karen also take pride in mentoring current students and young alumni in order to help them succeed beyond Bryant. Recently, the couple started an endowed Athletic and Academic Excellence scholarship to be awarded to an athlete showcasing leadership in both the classroom and on the field. 

With the naming of our Student Center, Dr. Eakin commented, “I am pleased that the renewed campus center will bear Mike and Karen Fisher’s name. Their leadership, financial support and encouragement for students, faculty and staff have been constant during my time at Bryant. Their story is an inspirational one that reflects the qualities and accomplishments needed to succeed professionally and personally.”

Get excited as the fall quickly approaches, only 77 days until the grand opening of The Michael E. ’67 and Karen L. Fisher Student Center!

Harris Roberts
07/12/2013 4:33pm

This is terrific news! Very glad to hear! Mr. and Mrs. Fisher are wonderful supporters of the university. Also the re-branding from Bryant Center to Student Center is terrific. A greatly needed refresh!


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