Breaking Ground on Wells Fargo Hall
The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego broke ground May 21, 2010 on the expansion of the Rady School campus and celebrated this milestone with community stakeholders. A challenge gift from Ernest Rady led to a $5 million gift from Wells Fargo Bank, allowing the expansion of the Rady School campus to commence. The building will be named Wells Fargo Hall.
The auditorium in the new building will be named J.R. Beyster Auditorium in recognition of the generous support of Betty and Dr. J. Robert Beyster. The 295-seat auditorium will accommodate conferences and program activities that engage multiple cohort classes at once.
The Rady School campus’ first building opened officially on June 1, 2007 and is named Otterson Hall in honor of the late William Otterson for his contributions to the San Diego business community. In addition to the lead gifts from Evelyn and Ernest Rady and the Wells Fargo Foundation, the expansion will be partially constructed from private philanthropic funding by community leaders including Rita and Dick Atkinson, Betty and Dr. J. Robert Beyster, Arthur Brody, Jan Tuttleman and Gillian and Tony Thornley.