The $300,000 donation will support education in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction and Facilities Management within the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering.
The Clyde Companies’ generous $300,000 donation will be used to fund a professorship for Civil Engineering and Construction and Facilities Management faculty. The goal of the professorship is to increase research and educational activities related to construction and transportation, promote job opportunities in construction to students, and improve collaboration between Construction and Facilities Management and Civil Engineering programs in the College of Engineering.
Wilford Clyde, Chairman and CEO of Clyde Companies, is invested in strengthening education in fields that support the construction industry. “Eventually, I hope to see BYU civil engineers graduate with increased exposure to topics meaningful to the construction industry, as well as construction managers with a deeper understanding of essential engineering fundamentals,” he said.
Clyde Companies has supported the BYU Construction and Facilities Management program consistently through donating annually, providing members of the Construction Management Industrial Advisory Board, and hiring Construction and Facilities Management and Civil Engineering graduates. The W. W. Clyde Building, completed in 1973 and named in 1976 after the founder of the Clyde Companies due to his philanthropic support of the engineering programs, has been the hub of the College of Engineering. The legacy of the Clyde Companies’ support of BYU engineering education is consistent with their dedication to their mission statement—Building a Better Community.
“We’re grateful for the Clyde Companies’ continued support as we strengthen our offerings related to construction,” said College of Engineering Dean Michael Jensen. “The Clyde name has long been associated with BYU engineering, and this new professorship will reinforce that legacy and enable improved educational outcomes and opportunities for our students.”