Luciano supports new building with naming gift
Robert P. Luciano, ’58, of Morristown, New Jersey, has made a commitment of $1.5 million to support the building expansion and renovation project.
In recognition of the gift, he will name the suite of offices in the new building that will house the Office of Career Services and the Office of Public Service.
A longtime benefactor of the Law School, Luciano, with his wife, Barbara, made a gift to endow a professorship during the Law School’s last campaign. The Robert and Barbara Luciano Chair has been held since its inception by Professor Rebecca S. Eisenberg, a specialist in intellectual property law whose research and teaching often focuses on the role of intellectual property in biopharmaceutical research.
He previously established and made additional commitments to the Robert P. Luciano Endowed Dean’s Discretionary Fund at the Law School.
Luciano is chairman emeritus of Schering-Plough Corporation. He served as the company’s chief executive officer from 1982-1996 and as chairman of the board from 1984-1998. He led the transformation of Schering-Plough into a focused, research-based pharmaceutical company, expanding its presence into international markets and directing its entry into biotechnology. Luciano’s early focus on biotechnology enabled Schering-Plough to introduce some of the first commercially viable cancer treatment drugs.
Luciano is a member of the former Committee of Visitors and the Law School New York Major Gifts Committee. He has served the University on the President’s Advisory Group, the Campaign for Michigan National Committee, and the Manhattan Major Gifts Committee.
In appreciation for Luciano’s volunteer leadership in both the Law School and the College of Pharmacy, he was honored in 1990 with the University’s Presidential Societies Service Citation for exceptional leadership in fundraising.