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Darwin McCallian

Darwin McCallian makes $1.225 million gift to further student experiences and faculty excellence in the Scott College of Business

1975 alumnus steps up during Be So BOLD campaign to support Sycamores.

McCallian graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from ISU. During his time as a student, he was involved in campus activities such as Theater, Blue Berets, Tandemonia, Campus Revue, and Songfest.

In 1981, he received his MBA from the University of Baltimore. During his professional career, McCallian worked in various roles at the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Justice Department, and the Treasury Department before retiring in 2008.

$225,000 of his gift will establish the Darwin McCallian Executive Leadership Forum Endowment. This forum will bring influential thought leaders to the Scott College of Business (SCOB) to share their leadership philosophy, business expertise, professional experiences, and career journeys with students, faculty, and the campus community.

“As a university, we are fortunate to have thoughtful donors and alums, like Darwin, who truly care about our students’ future. The Darwin McCallian Executive Leadership Forum Endowment and Darwin McCallian Endowed Professor of Business will be fundamental pieces of our experiential learning process while providing valuable resources to the next generation of business leaders.”

-Deborah J. Curtis, ISU President

The remaining $1 million of his gift is a commitment in his estate and will establish the Darwin McCallian Endowed Professor of Business. 

“Establishing a professorship in business bestows a level of prestige that is unique and tremendously valuable for the college long-term, and the McCallian Executive Leadership Forum will bring influential industry professionals to campus that share their knowledge with our current students.”

-Terry Daugherty, Scott College of Business Dean

In consort with the Darwin McCallian Executive Leadership Forum, this endowed position aims to raise the visibility and stature of Indiana State University and the Scott College of Business. The Darwin McCallian Endowed Professor of Business will support faculty in the SCOB while allowing the Dean to honor or recruit a highly qualified faculty member to further promote Indiana State University’s excellence in instruction and research. Working together, both of McCallian’s endowments will enhance the student experience for Sycamores on a degree path in the SCOB.

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As I look back on my education, it is apparent the professors I had impacted my success the most. I wanted to find a way to grant current students a similar experience.
Darwin McCallian