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School & Program Updates

New WashU Building to be Named Hillman Hall

The new building that will more than double the space for teaching, research, and community engagement at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, will be named Hillman Hall in honor of a significant contribution to the school by Mr. Tom Hillman and his wife, Mrs. Jennifer Miller Hillman.

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[Photo:  Mrs. Jennifer Miller Hillman and Mr. Tom Hillman]

The Hillmans are graduates of Washington University and successful entrepreneurs whose substantial commitment will support the expansion of public health, social work and public policy programs at the Brown School.

The new building will open in summer 2015 and feature the Brown School’s Policy Forum, a program designed to facilitate the best thinking and evidence to bear on public health and social policy issues through training students; convening legislators and community leaders; and partnering with media organizations to communicate policy ideas and analysis in innovative ways.

[Photo: Architect’s rendering of Hillman Hall]


“We are thrilled with this investment in our school and are looking forward to this partnership with Mr. Tom and Mrs. Jennifer Hillman,” said Dr. Edward F. Lawlor, dean of the Brown School and the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor.  “They are committed to our community, substantively interested in the work of the school, and have great passion and energy for creating social impact.”

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