Gift will endow sponsorships for underrepresented students
Creative Artists Agency head of music and managing partner Rob Light and his wife Shelly have made a $300,000 donation to several scholarship programs at Syracuse University in New York, where Light graduated in 1978.
The contribution will support scholarships for historically underrepresented students pursuing studies in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, its Bandier Program in Recording and Entertainment Industries and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The gift was announced during a university event held in Los Angeles earlier this month and will endow three scholarships to provide outstanding academic opportunities to underrepresented students.
“As a member of the Board of Trustees, Rob is especially sensitive to the impact that scholarships have on our students,” says Chancellor Kent Syverud. “The Lights’ generous gift will help the university reach its critical goal in the Academic Strategic Plan to expand opportunity to diverse groups of promising students. The university is committed to creating an inclusive student body through access to vital resources and support.”