Successful Computer Innovator Kwang G. Tan G’73 Gives Back to Support Students, Faculty, Campus Initiatives

Date Published: 03-04-2024

When it comes to philanthropy, Kwang G. Tan G’73 is always thinking of Syracuse University. He is a generous benefactor of the University, including his immense support of the Forever Orange Campaign.

In 2017, a $3.5 million gift from Tan enabled students to have access to comprehensive health, wellness and recreation services and resources through both significant renovations to Archbold Gymnasium and the creation of the Barnes Center at The Arch. In 2019, Tan donated $5 million toward the creation of the National Veterans Resource Center, a facility dedicated to academic research, programming and thought leadership that addresses the social, economic and wellness concerns of the nation’s veterans and families.

Recently, Tan, who earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS), funded the $1.5 million K.G. Tan Professorship, which will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) research for ECS faculty

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