Bally Technologies president Richard Haddrill gives $100K to UM-Dearborn for scholarships
October 24, 2007
DEARBORN / Oct. 24, 2007---University of Michigan-Dearborn School of Management alumnus Richard Haddrill, president and chief executive officer of Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies Inc., recently gave $100,000 to UM-Dearborn to establish an endowed scholarship fund.
Haddrill, a 1974 business school graduate, is the third UM-Dearborn alumnus in recent months to give $100,000 to the university for student scholarships. Fellow alumni William Campbell, ’62 B.S.E.M.E., and Roger Klungle, ’65 B.S.E.E.I., have each pledged $100,000 to endow scholarships.
“Student support is a key component of UM-Dearborn’s capital campaign,” according to Thomas Baird, vice chancellor for institutional advancement at UM-Dearborn. “These gifts give the university a huge boost in retaining and attracting the best students.”
Haddrill hopes his gift to establish the Richard Haddrill Endowed Scholarship Fund will inspire even more alumni to give back to UM-Dearborn.
“I received a scholarship to attend University of Michigan-Dearborn, and, as a result, had the opportunity to experience the great combination of strong academics and real world experiences that the campus provides. I am pleased to be able to give back so other students might have the same opportunity,” said Haddrill.
Haddrill has served as chief executive officer and board member of Bally Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of technology to the gaming industry since October 2004.
Previously, he served as CEO of two other publicly traded technology companies, Manhattan Associates, Inc. and Powerhouse Technologies, Inc., each of which experienced strong revenue and stock-price growth during his tenure. He also held the position of managing partner of Ernst & Young. Since graduating from UM-Dearborn, his career has taken him to Atlanta; Denver; Paris, France; Bozeman, Mont.; and Las Vegas, where he currently resides.