Harry M. Cornell, Jr., Honored at the University of Missouri

The Herbert J. Davenport Society, which is a part of the University of Missouri’s (MU) Trulaske College of Business, recently hosted a banquet that honored Harry M. Cornell, Jr.

Harry was a lifelong leader at L&P, serving as our CEO from 1960 to 1999, and a very generous community partner.

Harry supported and contributed to the University of Missouri. In 1950, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and received an honorary doctorate of law in 2003 from MU. In 2002, Cornell Hall, which is named after Harry, was completed and became the home for MU’s College of Business. He helped found the Strategic Development Board for the Trulaske College of Business and gave a financial gift that established the Cornell Leadership Program at MU.

Read more about Harry’s legacy and check out some photos from the banquet:

Pictured from left to right, Chuck Hutchins (L&P VP-Chief Tax Officer), Sharon Beshore (Harry’s daughter), and Lance Beshore (Harry’s son-in-law) stand behind a Partners in Progress award.
Mary Beth Marrs, Director of the Cornell Leadership Program at MU, speaks at the banquet. Mary worked with Harry on the Cornell Leadership Program.
Bruce Walker, former dean of MU’s business school, speaks at the banquet. Bruce worked with Harry during the construction of Cornell Hall.