Boston College is renaming its College of Arts and Sciences after its largest benefactor, a 1960 graduate of the Jesuit university.
The university announced Thursday that the school will be called the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences in honor of Robert J. Morrissey.
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The school says with his latest gift, the attorney becomes the largest benefactor in school history. The size of the gift was not disclosed.
Morrissey served as a trustee from 1980 to 2014, and chaired the Committee on Investment and Endowment. His investment acumen played a decisive role in the growth of Boston College's endowment over the past 35 years from $18 million to more than $2.2 billion.
The college has almost 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 450 full- and part-time faculty within 22 academic departments.