Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Capital One Multifamily Finance in Birmingham, Chad Thomas Hagwood, has made a substantial gift to name the Finance Lab in the new Collat School of Business building.
The Chad Thomas Hagwood Finance Lab will serve as a 40-seat, advanced teaching space designed to provide finance and real estate finance students with hands-on experience performing business transactions and valuable business scenarios that reflect the marketplace. The lab will also house the Green and Gold Fund, an award-winning, student-managed investment portfolio.
Hagwood said he appreciates the opportunity to give back to an institution that has greatly impacted his life.
“The UAB Collat School of Business played a transformational role in my life and, without a doubt, I know that it will continue to do just that for its students,” he said. “I am very proud to play a part in investing in the development, learning and mentoring of future generations of our business leaders and giving back to a university that has done so much for me and countless others. This new world-class facility is a tremendous milestone for not only UAB, but for our great city and state.”
Hagwood has supported UAB for many years by chairing Collat’s Finance Advisory Board, mentoring students and establishing the Tommy and Anne Hagwood Endowed Scholarship in Real Estate in 2007 in honor of his parents. Through his generosity over the years, he is the first Collat alumnus to have given more than $1 million back to the school.