University business school receives $25 million donation

Neidorff’s contribution is the single largest donation in the university’s history


Provided by Trinity University

University plans for the renovated Chapman Center on upper campus, a part of the campus master plan.

Trinity ‘65 alumnus and board of trustees member Michael Neidorff and the Neidorff Family Trust have donated $25 million to the university business school.

The business school, soon to be housed in the renovated Chapman Center, will be named the Michael Neidorff School of Business in celebration of the donation. Scholarships, an endowed faculty position and improved teaching and working spaces for students in the business center are to be implemented as a result of the donation.

“At Trinity, whether you are a member of the Neidorff School of Business faculty, pursuing a degree in business or are a student interested in taking a single business class, you will have access to the opportunities created by this generous gift,” said Danny Anderson, university president, in a press release.

Michael Neidorff, class of ’65. (Photo provided by Trinity University)

Fifty-six years after graduating from Trinity himself, Neidorff is chief executive officer at Centene Corporation, a multinational healthcare company that mediates government-sponsored and private healthcare programs with a focus on under- and uninsured individuals.

As a member of the board of trustees since 2005 and chair from 2016-2018, Neidorff has overseen the implementation of Trinity’s master plan, which included the renovation of the Chapman and Halsell Centers. Previous campus contributions include the Neidorff Art Gallery and the Neidorff family’s support in the construction of the Center for Science and Innovation.