Brown University hosted a dedication ceremony of the Don G. Soderquist
College of Business on Wednesday (Feb. 26) at the Siloam Springs campus.
Soderquist and his family attended the dedication and unveiling of the
plaque that will hang in the college entrance.
The Donald G. Soderquist College of Business is home to three
business programs: undergraduate, graduate and degree completion. These
programs provide Christ-centered business education that prepares people
to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual,
spiritual and professional lives.
Soderquist spent more than 20 years as a leader at Wal-Mart Stores
Inc. and became known as “the keeper of the culture” after the passing
of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. Soderquist served as chief operating
officer and senior vice chairman during a period of exponential growth
for Wal-Mart, as the company became the largest in the world with sales
of more than $200 billion.
He served on the JBU board of trustees from 1982 until 2009, and
served as chairman from 1991 until 2002. He is a trustee emeriti and was
inducted into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame in 2010. Soderquist
also is the founding executive of the Soderquist Center for Leadership
and Ethics at university.