Eller College of Management


Eller Board Member Passes

Long time Eller supporter, Lisle Payne, passed away on October 12, 2022. Payne graduated from the Eller College of Management in 1964. He went on to be a beloved member of the Eller College National Board of Advisors for 20 years, received recognition as the Eller Alumnus of the Year in 2011 and because of their dedication and support of the Marketing Department, the Eller College of Management, and the University of Arizona, the Paynes were welcomed into the Founders Society this year which recognizes donors who have contributed $1M in their lifetime.

Honoring A Life Lived In Love, Laughter: Joseph Smeeding Memorial Scholarship

A new endowed scholarship will be awarded annually to an Eller student enrolled in the master’s or doctoral program in economics. The scholarship honors the late Joe Smeeding ’15, who loved making people laugh so life could feel a little easier.

Honoring Karl Eller’s Legacy

Karl Eller's decades of leadership and philanthropy transformed the university and inspired our community. Karl’s connection to the university was deeply personal, and his dedication to providing opportunity to students guided his family’s giving.

A Hoops Great Gives Back

University of Arizona basketball fans may best know Bob Elliott ’77 ’84 as a star player who went on to play in the NBA and become a sportscaster for Arizona. In fact, Elliott is also an Eller School of Management graduate, an engaged university and Tucson community member, and a dedicated donor, together with his wife Beverely. Meet Danny Murego, who benefits from the Elliotts' support.

Honoring One of Our Best: Fred J. Cox ’97

Early in life, before finding his way to the Eller College of Management and McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, before landing a Wall Street career, and before the events of 9/11 that took his life, Fred J. Cox, “Freddy” to his dad, had a sink-or-swim, bootstrap business education: he sold books door to door.

Karl Eller Remembered as 'True Pillar' of UA Community

His support of student programs, athletics and advancing the UA's aspirations changed the face of the university.