November 30, 2000
Columbia Business School Celebrates Opening of Eugene M. Lang Center for Entrepreneurship
The $6 million center was established through a successful $3 million challenge grant from Eugene Lang, MS ’40, founder of Refac Technology Development Corporation and founder and chairman of the I Have a Dream Foundation. The Lang Center for Entrepreneurship was created to serve as a living laboratory for students’ entrepreneurial endeavors. Faculty members, alumni and students gathered on November 30 to celebrate the opening of the center. “When Gene Lang has an idea, we listen,’ stated Dean Meyer Feldberg. “It is very exciting to celebrate the opening of the center bearing his name, which is dedicated to exposing all students to entrepreneurship, regardless of their career choices.” Joining Lang at the podium was Russ Carson ’67, general partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and chairman of the School’s Board of Overseers, whose commitment to the Entrepreneurship Program at the School has provided many students with invaluable opportunities.