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This article also partially published in Northwest Arkansas Living Magazine Apartments Edition


Volume 2, Number 2

Published: April 2007

Capital Improvements: Changes for

Tomorrows Leaders: Expenditures at the

Sam M. Walton College of Business

Will G. Louden™™


              He is arguably, without question, one of the greatest business leaders to ever live. With the help of countless individuals, families, firms, and governments, Sam M. Walton created a multi-billion dollar (potentially multi-trillion dollar) empire with all of the trappings of superstar business success. And now the flagship business school that so appropriately bears his name, situated on the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville campus, is undergoing a substantial building, technology and human resource base boom.

              The Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, is without a doubt undergoing one of its largest ever capital improvement projects. A bigger, brighter and more resourceful future is being created right before our very eyes for future generations of business leaders. Yours truly is a very proud alumnus of the college. Right now, however, I am duty bound and compelled to take this

Walton College Preparing for Further Progress

Walton College Preparing for Further Progress

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Side Corner View of New Transit & Parking Facility

Side Corner View of New Transit & Parking Facility

Picture © 2007, VGIS, Inc. & Will G. Louden

opportunity and share some of what I see happing in and around campus, and in particular the building and facilities development around the Walton College. I think that it's time to let the "cat out of the bag." If you are a resident of this fine state of Arkansas and are considering a college education, then consider a unique, affordable, cost effective, and quite frankly, top notch business school right here in Fayetteville. You need not look any further for a great college experience and first-rate college education. Acquiring an education is a useful and wise investment; therefore, many aspects of a good education should be considered when pursuing your various educational endeavors. Consider making an educational acquisition at the lead business institution right here in Arkansas.

              A few years ago I reported to you and paid special tribute to the retirement of former Walton College Dean, Doyle Z. Williams. Well…

after a few years I thought it appropriate to return to the college and see what if anything had changed good or bad, since Dean Williams retired from the top post. Needless to say, there is a lot going on; a lot of good that is. The college is clearly on tract to becoming an even better ...