YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown State University’s new Excellence Training Center has received a generous donation from a local neurosurgeon and his wife.
The $ 5 million donation is the largest in the university’s 113-year history.
The new $ 12 million building that houses the Excellence Training Center will be named in honor of Dr. Chander Kohli, the former chairman of the YSU board of trustees, will bear the name “Kohli Hall”.
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The donation will be used to support the Excellence Training Center on an ongoing annual basis, including the integration and updating of the technology.
The money will also help fund 19 “Classrooms of the Future” across the YSU campus in memory of Kohli’s late son Aneal.
“My son loved technology and when he died … we are doing everything we can to improve the diversity of technology for the university and for the students,” said Kohli.
The donation was made through the YSU fundraising campaign “We See Tomorrow”. The $ 125 million campaign is led by the YSU Foundation and is the largest campaign in the university’s history.