It is with deep sadness that the University and college reflects on the passing of Mr. Carl H. Lindner Jr. Mr. Lindner was an incredible man of substance, having risen as an internationally recognized businessman and philanthropist from humble beginnings. Equally important, he was a person of vision and integrity who was not only passionate about his businesses, but was deeply committed to the success of our university and the City of Cincinnati. Mr. Lindner was a person who was ahead of his time and unique in taking on the simultaneous roles of industry and community leader. He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this time of mourning.
As you know, the college and the university have been extremely fortunate to benefit from Mr. Lindner’s generosity and program support. Most recently, we were honored with the naming of the college in June 2011. This was a transformational event in the long and storied history of our school. Inarguably, there is a renewed sense of pride that results from being the Carl H. Lindner College of Business. It not only sets us apart from all other colleges of business, but it is a message to our alumni, students, faculty, staff, and business supporters that we embrace the values of innovation, entrepreneurship, personal fortitude and integrity that defined Mr. Lindner.