$10.65 million might be a drop in the bucket for someone who is worth over $2 billion, but Jerry Jones looks out for the University of Arkansas.
Just a couple weeks ago, Jones gave the university a 256-acre land gift for the athletic department. And now, he is making sure that the student-athletes have a success center as well.
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Pending approval, the new facility will be named the Jerry and Gene Jones Family Student-Athlete Success Center. It will be approximately 55,000 sq. ft., have 30+ tutor rooms, study/lounge space, a computer lab, 125+ seat auditorium, 90+ seat multi-purpose room, a nutrition center with a kitchen (along with seating for roughly 250 student-athletes), areas for psychologists and dieticians, and an area for Student-Athlete Development and Accelerated Learning.
Along with the new student success center, improvements will be made to the locker room for the football team at the Fred W. Smith Football Center.
The gift from Jones will also fund a “Wild Band of Razorbacks” monument. The bronze monument will consist of six razorbacks, all six feet tall and 12 to 14 feet long.
The monument will honor the 1964 championship football team, which Jones was a part of.