Fowlers provide $1.25 million to LCU Jonathan E. Martin MBA program

Louisiana Christian University announces a gift of $1.25 million to establish the Mary Martin Fowler Endowed Chair in the Jonathan E. Martin Master of Business Administration program.

Ellis and Heather Fowler of Boulder, Colorado donated the funds necessary to create the endowed chair position to both honor his mother, Mary Martin Fowler, and to support the newly-established Jonathan E. Martin MBA program named for his late uncle.

In addition to the endowed professorship, the funds will create the Fowler Family Scholarship Fund, to provide financial awards to outstanding students to earn their MBA at LCU.

“The Fowlers are strong supporters of higher education and have taken a keen interest in what we are doing at LCU and the Young School of Business,” said LCU President Dr. Rick Brewer. “We continue to be amazed at what the Lord is doing through the extended Martin family, and are grateful to the Fowlers for their contributions to our Martin MBA program.”

Dr. Kenny Holt, dean of the Young School of Business, said the Mary Martin Fowler Endowed Chair will help expand teaching, research, and scholarship at LCU by attracting faculty to teach in the Young School of Business and Martin MBA program in the field of accounting.

In addition to this, Holt said the Fowlers are establishing an endowment to fund the Fowler Family Scholarship to encourage exceptional graduate students to attend the Martin MBA program.  Recipients of the scholarship will become Fowler Family Scholars and are encouraged to commit to remaining in Louisiana upon completion of their degree.

Scholarship funds will be available to apply for beginning July 2023.

More information about the Jonathan E. Martin MBA program, including scholarship and financial aid opportunities, may be found on the LCU website.