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University of Windsor law expansion gets a $3-million boost

Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 10:46 AM | By John Chunn


The University of Windsor announced that a planned $30-million transformation to the university’s Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law building got a major boost with a $3 million gift by the Don Rodzik Foundation. This is the single largest gift in Windsor Law’s history.

University of Windsor president Rob Gordon and Faculty of Law dean Chris Waters were joined by Don Rodzik Sr. and members of the Rodzik family at a small on-campus event on Sept. 11 announcing the gift.

“We are immensely proud of our Windsor roots and it has always been important to me and my family to educate, to mentor, to continually improve, to invest, and help our community to succeed,” said Rodzik Sr. “Our family believes in the power of higher education and the enrichment to those who seek it. The opportunity to improve education is our key motivation in making this gift.”

According to the university’s press release, the project, expected to begin in January 2021, is being spearheaded by Diamond Schmitt Architects and will reimagine the current law building into an environment that provides better space for teaching, learning and collaboration, while serving the accessibility needs of a diverse population in a warm and welcoming way.

Gordon called the family’s gift “inspirational” and a testament to the importance of relationships built between the University of Windsor and the community it serves.

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