POTEAU–The family of Bill J. Barber has announced plans to make a $100,000 donation to Carl Albert State College in honor of himr. A portion of the gift has already been received by CASC, and the funds will be used for future building construction at Carl Albert State College.
“Bill J. has been one of the College’s strongest supporters over the years through both his gifts of time and financial contributions,” stated Dr. Brandon Webb, CASC President. “Bill J.’s dedication to CASC as a Regent since 1994 is appreciated by all of us at Carl Albert. He has been a strong supporter in our growth over the years, and has always been here to assist in whatever way possible to ensure that we are moving in the right direction. He knows the value of education, and is one of the first ones to put the needs of our students as our top priority. His generous spirit, and his family’s willingness to assist us financially is overwhelming.”
Barber has been at the center of much of the College’s growth. The first residence hall on campus is named in his honor, and he was one of the first to contribute to the creation of the Scholars Program. He has been involved in the CASC Foundation since its early development, and was honored as a CASC Hall of Fame recipient in 1994.
The CASC Regents will use the Barber family gift as steps are made to meet one of the next goals of the College’s master plan.
“We will be studying the needs of the College and hope to make some decisions in the near future as how to best make use of the generosity of the Barber family gift,” said Webb. “It is indeed an honor to have Bill J. Barber and his family helping us as we look to the future.”