“The classroom is where it all begins at Kellogg. Susan and I are most pleased to fund learning at its core. We love the fact that the classrooms are built with the future in mind. With the building’s loft structure, they can be reconfigured in a summer. That’s a forward thinking investment.”
& CEO of The Hershey Company, Rick Lenny ‘77
As the final milestone of Kellogg’s transformation, the Global Hub celebrates the achievements of prior generations and marks the beginning of a new era for Kellogg. Kellogg’s legacy in business education is commemorated on the first floor in the Jacobs Wing, named for Donald P. Jacobs, Kellogg’s dean from 1975 to 2001. As Dean Blount explains, “Don’s vision for what Kellogg could become put us on our trajectory to global standing. We are all here today because of Don.” The 8,500-square-foot Jacobs Wing occupies the southwest quadrant of the first floor, hosting several large classrooms and smaller study rooms, as well as the innovative and spacious Shannon Family Lounge, with spaces that open new pathways for out-of-class study and collaboration.
Long recognized for its breakthrough research in marketing, finance, strategy, game theory and negotiation, as well as development of the team-learning model, Kellogg has been critical to the advancement of business knowledge and education for decades. It will continue to lead in emerging areas such as human-machine intelligence, next generation data analytics and data visualization, shaping healthcare management and policy, scaling innovation and entrepreneurship, and developing and teaching new forms of conflict resolution.
The Global Hub will act as a beacon of learning, situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, attracting business thinkers, builders, researchers, creators, conveners and dreamers from around the world to the great city of Chicago. The Global Hub will further Kellogg’s mission to educate, equip and inspire the next generation of brave 21st-century leaders who will challenge convention, reshape the practice of business and inspire growth in themselves and others.