The school celebrated the dedication of the new, Robert and Carolyn Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The school will allow students to major in the art of starting their own business.
Bradley says its the first school of its type in the nation. According to Dr. Gerald Hills, the Turner School executive director, small businesses make up more than two-thirds of new jobs in America in the last twenty years, and universities must prepare future entrepreneurs.
"Our goal is to infuse the Bradley campus with entrepreneurial spirit and then encourage the creativity and innovation that's important to our students going forward and also important to our economy," he said.
Hills expects nearly 1,000 students to go through the program. Soon, Bradley plans to include an entrepreneurship minor to its curriculum.