Dallas businessman Robert B. Rowling didn’t decide to donate $25 million to the University of Texas because it’s been criticized recently by some members of its governing board. But he likes the timing.
“These guys (on the campus) need a shot in the arm,” Rowling, 59, a former member of the UT System Board of Regents, told the American-Statesman on Thursday, a few hours after he and his wife, Terry, visited the Austin flagship campus to sign paperwork pledging the gift, which will help pay for a new building for the McCombs School of Business. “I love being able to stand up right now and say this is a great institution.”
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