Alumnus donates $1 million to expand and rename Center
Charles J. Zwick '50, '51, has donated $1 million to the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics to conduct agricultural policy studies and to rename The Food Marketing Policy Center to The Charles J. Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy.
Zwick is a graduate of the Department and worked as both a professor at Harvard University and as Director of the United States Office of Management and Budget under the Johnson administration.
Dr. Zwick’s generous gift will allow the Center to expand its economic research to food systems, natural resources, as well as food and agricultural markets.
The Food Marketing Policy Center is a world leader in policy analysis, and has been directed by Professor Ronald Cotterill, who has recently retired. The Center in its expanded capacity will be led in the meantime by Professor and Department Head Rigoberto Lopez. Lopez said, “This gift will allow us to take the Department’s mission to the next level. We all know how important to have science-based studies be the voice for policy direction, and this gift will facilitate exactly that goal.”