Thanks to a gift from Yale School of Management alumna Rebecca Vitas Schamis ’00 and Yale College alumnus David I. Schamis ’95, the entrance hall to Edward P. Evans Hall at Yale SOM has been named for Dean Emeritus Jeffrey E. Garten. Garten served as dean of the school from November 1995 to June 2005. He was honored during a reception to mark the hall’s naming on April 11, which was atteneded by the Schamises, Yale President Peter Salovey, Yale President Emeritus Richard Levin, and members of the Yale SOM community.
Joel Getz, senior associate dean for development and alumni relations, said of Garten’s legacy, “The success of the school today is very much due to the work of Jeff Garten during his 10 years here… He built the school and a foundation that has allowed his successors to layer on innovation after innovation and enabled the school to soar.”
Getz said it was fitting that the entrance hall to Yale SOM—its gateway—should be named for Garten: “He was the one who did the initial planning for and advocacy for a new campus for the school. He, along with [then] President Rick Levin, paved the way.”
Salovey said of the Schamis’ gift: “Becky and David recognize that Yale is a place where people can flourish, find each other, and help others… Students who come here will make connections, contribute to society, and return to our community to give back like the Schamises.”