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$20 Million Gift: an Investment in the Liberal Arts

UT Austin College of Liberal Arts

Bobby Patton Jr. enjoyed matching wits with some of the university’s top professors when he was a Plan II Honors student back in the early 1980s, but after two years in the program he switched his major to business administration, perhaps thinking he needed a more career-oriented education.

What he didn’t realize at the time was that Plan II was preparing him for a career, and a very successful one as an investor in oil and gas, ranching, insurance, and even major league sports when he became part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012.

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