New ‘SmartRoom’ in Corbly to be named for Dixon Hughes Goodman accounting firm

Rick Slater (second from right), managing partner of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, presents a symbolic oversize check to Marshall University representatives Lance West, vice president for development (left); Matt Turner, chief of staff; and Dr. Chong W. Kim, dean of the College of Business. At right is Norman Mosrie, CPA with Dixon Hughes Goodman and president of the Marshall College of Business advisory board.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University has received a gift of $150,000 from the certified public accounting firm of Dixon Hughes Goodman, designated toward renovation of room 106 of Corbly Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The announcement was made today by Rick Slater, managing partner of the firm.

“Our students today can expect the very latest in technology when they make the move to Marshall University from high school,” said Marshall President Dr. Stephen J. Kopp. “We are committed to advancing powerful learning experiences for our students both within and outside the classroom. We’re deeply thankful to Rick Slater, Dixon Hughes Goodman, and our other loyal alumni, who see the need for infrastructure investment on our campuses and help make these cutting-edge tools available to both students and faculty. Ultimately, our students are the greatest beneficiaries of these investments and the capabilities they provide.”

“Our goal is to make this the most technologically advanced room in the College of Business,” Slater said in making the announcement. “By starting this project, we hope to make this room a model for even more SmartRooms in Corbly.”

The room, which will be known as the Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP SmartRoom, will feature a 24-inch, multi-touch Smart Podium Display from Smart Technologies; dual 80-inch LED flat-panel displays; and high-density wireless services. In addition, the room will be furnished with new seating and tables with capacity for 58 students, as well as updated lighting controllable by zones.

Slater said his firm’s continuing investment in Marshall University reflects the firm’s desire to ensure that the university is able to attract top talent in the fields of accounting and business.