Colby-Sawyer’s Business Administration Department Thanks Trustee for Gift

Colby-Sawyer College’s Business Administration Department honored Trustee Anthony H. “Tony” Librot ’94 on Tuesday, Oct. 25, for his generous donation to renovate the department’s offices and public spaces on the third floor of Colgate Hall. Librot’s gift funded improvements that have imbued the space with energy and the department's ethos.

“I feel truly grateful to be able to give back to the school that gave me so much,” said Librot.

After the reception, Librot gave an interactive presentation to Associate Professor of Business Administration Jody Murphy’s Accounting II class and reaffirmed the benefits of a liberal arts education.

“Even if you work in business, I guarantee that you will have to pull from every discipline to problem solve,” he told the rapt class.

After graduating from Colby-Sawyer with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, Librot earned a Master of Science in finance from Suffolk University. In 2002, he joined Waldron H. Rand & Company, PC, as a partner and certified public accountant.

Librot has always stayed committed to, and in contact with, his undergraduate academic home. His most recent gift funded fresh paint and carpeting, nameplates for faculty offices and a new reception desk. It also enabled branding the space as the heart of the department with wall wraps, display areas and messaging that tells the success stories of students and alumni as well as its majors, business administration and health care management.

The Office of College Communications and Senior Director of Facilities and Capital Projects Bob Vachon worked closely to design and install the displays. Photos of client-based projects, internships, the Investment Management class networking on Wall Street and alumni working at J.P. Morgan and Stiles Associates now adorn the walls.

“Librot has really contributed to our department’s sense of place,” said Associate Professor of Business Administration Bill Spear. “We are delighted to work and learn on the third floor now, and we are proud to show it off to prospective students on tours.”

The renovations are only Librot’s most recent gift. When Assistant Professor of Business Administration Tony Quinn retired in 2014, Librot established a scholarship fund for business students in honor of his former adviser.

Librot has also served on the President’s Alumni Advisory Council and the Power of Infinity Steering Committee. He guest lectures several times a year in accounting and economics and is an alumni leader serving on class reunion committees. In recognition of his extraordinary service to Colby-Sawyer, Librot received the Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2009. His term as a trustee began July 1, 2015. Tony and his wife, Susan, have also generously included Colby-Sawyer in their estate planning.