Fisk University in Tennessee will break ground this week for the campus’ new Roland G. Parrish Center for Career Planning and Development.
The Roland G. Parrish Center’s construction is funded by a $3 million gift – one of the largest gifts in Fisk’s history – from Parrish, a businessman and philanthropist in the Dallas area. The center is part of Fisk president Dr. Kevin Rome’s strategic initiative to prepare students as the next generation of business executives and community leaders.
“I believe in the Fisk future and the university’s leadership. Fisk’s extraordinary history is well documented. I am excited about its future and the impact this will have on students for generations to come,” Parrish said. “My hope is that this gift will inspire others to get even more engaged. The campus has been void of construction for a number of years. It takes something like this to remind people that Fisk is about succeeding, not surviving. The sky is the limit for Fisk.”
The groundbreaking will take place on Friday, May 3, at 4 p.m.