NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Rusche College of Business will unveil three newly renovated and named areas on the first floor of the McGee Business Building, including two in honor of SFA donors, at 1:30 p.m. April 22.
In addition to the donors who made these renovations possible, members of SFA’s Board of Regents and Rusche College of Business Dean Dr. Timothy Bisping will be present to dedicate the Gerald and Candy Schlief Lobby, Jimmy D. Berry Dean’s Suite and Rusche College of Business auditorium.
“I’m looking forward to a wonderful afternoon honoring loyal alumni and friends of the Rusche College of Business,” Bisping said. “The passion for student success demonstrated by these individuals is inspiring, and their love of SFA has been on full display in discussions leading to this day.”
The Gerald and Candy Schlief Lobby was named in honor of longtime SFA supporters Jerry and Candy Schlief. Jerry received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from SFA in 1970 before serving as an innovative leader in the independent oil and gas industry in Houston and internationally. He has served on the SFASU Foundation Board of Trustees since 2008 and currently serves as chair.
The Schliefs were inducted into the Stephen F. Austin Society in 2006 for their generous gifts to the university, including funds supporting the Gerald W. Schlief School of Accountancy in perpetuity, as well as the Gerald and Candace Schlief Tennis Complex.
Regents also approved the naming of the Jimmy D. Berry Dean’s Suite. Berry is a 1985 graduate of SFA with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and has distinguished himself as a partner and vice chairman for Deloitte & Touche.

Bisping added that the generosity of all of these individuals has allowed the Rusche College of Business “to offer students professional learning environments and enhanced opportunities for professional development. It’s the dedication of our alumni and friends that helps us provide truly special opportunities for our students.”
The public is invited to the dedication ceremony. For more information, email Trisha Kellogg, director of external relations for SFA’s Rusche College of Business, at