We send our condolences to the McNair family following the loss of beloved Houston businessman and philanthropist, Robert C. McNair. Dr. Robert B. Sloan, HBU president, said, “We at HBU join Houstonians and people all over the nation in mourning the loss of Robert McNair. His faith, lived out with compassion and integrity, has been a great example to us all. He leaves us all a legacy to be honored and followed. Our prayers are with Janice and their entire family.”
For more than two decades, HBU students have been the beneficiaries of his and Janice McNair’s passion for providing quality education opportunities. Through the establishment of the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise in August 2016 at HBU, their vision for awakening a new generation of entrepreneurs while defending the moral and ethical underpinnings of the American competitive free enterprise system is realized. Additional locations on HBU’s campus bearing their name include McNair Hall in the Morris Cultural Arts Center, McNair Plaza at Husky Stadium, and the grand entry hall of the Hinton Center. We are grateful for Mr. McNair’s legacy.