KATU: PSU alumnus donates $5 million to fund Neuberger Hall renovation
Author: KATU staff
Posted: July 6, 2017

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Fariborz Maseeh, Sc.D., a Portland State University alumnus, donated $5 million to the university Thursday to renovate the university’s Neuberger Hall.

This is Maseeh’s third donation to Portland State University. In total, he has donated more than $12 million in gifts to PSU.

“A modern Neuberger Hall is critical in helping students and faculty enhance learning and achieve academic success,” Maseeh said. “We don’t make gifts; we make philanthropic investments. Portland State is one of Oregon’s most important institutions to educate and inspire tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.”

The Neuberger Hall renovation is a $70 million project.

The project will be funded with $60 million in state bonds and $5 million from other private philanthropic gifts.

“The impact of Dr. Maseeh’s generosity at PSU cannot be quantified by dollars, scholarships or square footage. His influence on our students, faculty and campus is immeasurable. He has elevated the reputation and broadened the aspirations of his alma mater in ways that no one could have predicted when he arrived here as a student 40 years ago,” said PSU President Wim Wiewel.

Neuberger Hall houses classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices and other student services.

Portland State University said Maseeh’s gift will also help enhance programs in computational science, business analytics and biomedical engineering.

Maseeh was born in Iran and graduated with an engineering degree from PSU. He is a former member of the PSU Board of Trustees.

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