Finance Alumnus Donates $50,000 to Enhance HU School of Business

Ray Johnson, esteemed HU alum gifts Hampton University with a generous $50,000 in-kind donation.

This substantial contribution is designated to revolutionize the educational experience for students at the Hampton University James T. George School of Business. Johnson’s philanthropic gesture helped to establish a state-of-the-art computer lab, aligning with the demands of the 21st century. This high-tech facility will empower students with cutting-edge resources, fostering innovation, collaboration, and skill development in the ever-evolving landscape of business and technology.

“Hampton University holds a special place in my heart, and I am honored to give back to my alma mater,” said Johnson, CEO of Claxton Logistics. “I believe in investing in the future of education, and this donation reflects my commitment to providing students with the tools they need to succeed in today’s competitive business environment.”

The newly equipped computer lab will serve as a hub for experiential learning, offering access to industry-standard software, data analytics tools, and interactive learning platforms. Students will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on projects, research initiatives, and simulations, preparing them for real-world challenges and opportunities.

“We are profoundly grateful for Ray Johnson’s generosity and dedication to advancing educational excellence,” said Ziette Hayes, dean, HU School of Business. “This transformative gift will significantly enhance our students’ educational experience, empowering them to become future leaders and innovators in the field of business.”

The establishment of the Ray Johnson Computer Lab underscores Hampton University’s commitment to providing students with unparalleled resources and opportunities for success. The university looks forward to the continued partnership with alumni and industry leaders in shaping the future of education and empowering the next generation of business professionals.

Johnson has led Claxton Logistics Services, a logistics support and acquisition management firm based in Stafford, Va., for the past 17 years. He graduated from the HU School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in corporate finance.