Silver Jubilee Grand Gala Shines Light on Smith’s Transformative Gift

More than 300 alumni and friends gathered for the Smith School Silver Jubilee Grand Gala on Friday, Oct. 27, to celebrate the legacy of Robert H. Smith ’50, whose investment 25 years ago changed the school’s name and its course.  Reflecting on the impact of the transformative gift, Dean Prabhudev Konana spoke about Mr. Smith’s legacy, “his foresight, his big ideas and his laser focus on excellence.”

Show your support for the Robert H. Smith School of Business through the “I Heart Smith” Campaign

How much do you love Smith? As we look to the future beyond this year’s Robert H. Smith School of Business Silver Jubilee Celebration and enter the giving season, support from alumni and friends of the school are vital to our continued success. Robert H. Smith’s transformational gift and the gifts of so many others have allowed us to reimagine learning, modernize classrooms, create interdisciplinary learning opportunities and so much more.

Becoming Smith

Robert H. Smith ’50 was in his office in Crystal City, Va. when he got that first call from the dean of the University of Maryland’s business school, 40 years after he graduated.

Smith School Hall of Fame: Call for Nominations

The Smith School is pleased to open nominations for the inaugural cohort of the Smith School Hall of Fame as part of the celebration of the 25 year Silver Jubilee.

Smith School Celebrates 25th Year of Naming with Silver Jubilee

2023 will mark the 25th anniversary of the official naming of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. During this landmark year, the school will celebrate the life and legacy of Robert H. Smith and reflect on the impact of his philanthropic investment in the school.

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