UNC Charlotte alumnus and Lowe’s Cos. Inc. Chief Executive Robert Niblock has donated $2.5 million to the school’s Belk College of Business. The funds will support the college’s Student Center for Professional Development, which will be named the Robert A. Niblock Student Center for Professional Development.
The center was established in 2012 to help undergraduate business students achieve their career goals. It provides coaching and support services, provides networking opportunities, and houses the Women in Business Initiative to promote leadership skills. Niblock’s gift will fund professional-development programs for incoming freshmen and establish other training initiatives.
“Robert Niblock’s support will make a tremendous difference for our students,” said UNC Chancellor Philip Dubois in a press release. “Many are first-generation college students, and many are working while studying in order to afford their education. Robert is giving back and providing students with personal and career guidance and resources that can prepare them for lifelong success.”
Niblock received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from UNC Charlotte in 1984.