Doy B. Henley School of Management announced at State of the University.
The new Doy B. Henley School of Management is announced at State of the University Feb. 9 at Musco Center for the Arts.

Chapman University Celebrates Major Milestones and Launches Doy B. Henley School of Management

Chapman University is proud to announce the establishment of the Doy B. Henley School of Management within the esteemed Argyros College of Business and Economics. This momentous occasion follows a generous gift from Board of Trustees Chairman Emeritus Doy Henley, unveiled during Chapman University’s 2024 State of the University address on February 9.

Reflecting on Mr. Henley’s profound impact, President Daniele C. Struppa remarked, “Chapman is what it is today because of Doy Henley and his incredible leadership on the Board of Trustees. With his great success in the business community and as a board leader, it’s fitting that the school of management will bear his name.”

The gift will help propel Argyros College toward the university’s strategic goal of earning a top 50 business school ranking. Recent years have witnessed remarkable progress, with Argyros climbing more than 25 places in national rankings. In May 2023, it surged from No. 72 to No. 60 in the Best Business Schools rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

During his address, President Struppa reflected on the university’s remarkable accomplishments from the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, “Engineering the Future,” which included the establishment of the Fowler School of Engineering, expansion of the university’s research agenda and significant investments in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. As he unveiled the current Strategic Plan, “Our Path to Greatness,” President Struppa outlined Chapman’s ongoing evolution into a national institution distinguished for both teaching and research. “The momentum will take us to become one of the very top institutions in the country,” Struppa said.

The address showcased myriad efforts across campus to advance strategic goals, including the hiring and development of pioneering faculty, initiatives to enhance student success and diversity and advancements towards becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution. President Struppa also provided updates on campus projects, such as the recently completed Rinker campus center, acquisition of Chapman Court and the renovation of the Killefer School. As the university charts its course towards greater prominence, the launch of the Doy B. Henley School of Management stands as a testament to Chapman’s enduring dedication to innovation and leadership in higher education.


About Chapman University

Founded in 1861, Chapman University is a nationally ranked private university in Orange, California, about 30 miles south of Los Angeles. Chapman serves nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Students can choose from 123 areas of study within 11 colleges for a personalized education. Chapman is categorized by the Carnegie Classification as an R2 “high research activity” institution. Students at Chapman learn directly from distinguished world-class faculty including Nobel Prize winners, MacArthur fellows, published authors and Academy Award winners. The campus has produced a Rhodes Scholar, been named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. Chapman also includes the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine. The university features the No. 4 film school and No. 60 business school in the U.S. Learn more about Chapman University:

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