Alvin J. Siteman (1948)

In 2001, Alvin J. Siteman (1948), an active member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, agreed to serve as chair of the MIT Sloan building committee for MIT Sloan’s new facility. His long history of philanthropic partnership with MIT Sloan made this role a perfect fit.

Al and Ruth Siteman at the E-62 groundbreaking in 2007
Al (1948) and Ruth Siteman at the groundbreaking ceremony with President Hockfield and Dean Schmalensee

In the following years, Mr. Siteman worked closely with MIT and Sloan School leadership to learn about the planning process and to share that information with the School’s other philanthropic leaders. After making a very significant commitment to the new building, Mr. Siteman agreed to be recognized with both the Siteman Dining Room and the Siteman Classroom (E62-276). These two spaces represent the School’s focus on teamwork, collaboration, and intellectual discussion. They also advance Mr. Siteman’s long tradition of supporting the work of students and faculty which began when he endowed both a fellowship and professorship at the School.

On any given day during the school year, the Siteman Dining Room is bustling with activity from morning until night. Students, faculty, and staff greatly enjoy having a dining facility within the School that serves three meals a day and has plenty of seating for the community. The Siteman Classroom, located on the second floor of E62, is equally populated, with classes funneling in and out throughout the day.

Mr. Siteman’s generous support of our new building was driven by his comprehensive understanding of the vision for MIT Sloan’s new campus. His leadership, support, and commitment to MIT Sloan were essential to planning, construction, and completion of our new building.

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