Tom '88 and Pam Keeler
When Tom Keeler M'88 found Robert Morris's M.B.A. program, he knew it was a perfect fit for him.
"I liked the overall exposure to marketing that it offered, as well as its strong focus on business and management fundamentals. It made sense for me and what I where I wanted to go in my career."
Today Tom and his wife, Pam, are preparing for their retirement years. When they started thinking about what they wanted their legacy to be, they decided that wanted to do something that would have a positive impact.
"I've always enjoyed my relationship with Robert Morris," he says. "Pam and I still come back regularly for athletic and other events. We thought our gift could best benefit students at a place like RMU, which provides students with a good practical education that gives them an opportunity to get a good job and make a real contribution. Not all universities can say that."
Tom says that he appreciates how RMU has always been able to recognize what its niche is and focus on what it does best.
"President Dell'Omo and the rest of the leadership have been able to use the available resources to best support RMU's mission of 'changing lives.' RMU is building and growing where others have been forced to cut back."
Tom feels RMU is important to region because it not only provides a quality education for its students, but it also gives employers a resource for talented employees that can help them grow their businesses.
"It's really a win-win for the entire region."