Phil Smith Hall and Center for Free Enterprise
Florida Atlantic University will celebrate the dedication of Phil Smith Hall and the Center for Free Enterprise at FAU’s College of Business with a special unveiling ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m., at the Sean Stein Pavilion in the College of Business.
Named in recognition of Florida Atlantic University College of Business graduate Phil Smith, the Phil Smith Center for Free Enterprise supports the vision and strategic plan of the College of Business to advance thought leadership in business. Smith was a leading Broward County businessman and philanthropist who passed away in 2016. He took risks in business and invested in people. He gave back to the South Florida community where he lived, as well as the communities where he conducted his business. Smith was a great believer in the American free enterprise system, and his story demonstrates the possibilities open to anyone in a free-enterprise system to be entrepreneurial, work hard and pursue their dreams. The Phil Smith Center for Free Enterprise is dedicated in his honor to recognize his outstanding contributions to business and society. The Center supports chaired professorships and research and educational programs for faculty members and students. The Center also supports distinguished visiting faculty, along with a lecture series and other educational programs focused on the principles of free enterprise and how those principles affect growth and prosperity.