In appreciation of his support in advancing the university’s academic mission and role in economic development, the board named the building the Mike Hubbard Center for Advanced Science, Innovation and Commerce. Hubbard was instrumental in securing half of the $28 million that is being used to build the center.
“This is an unexpected honor, and is very much appreciated,” Hubbard told the board. “It is an honor and a privilege to represent Auburn University each day in Montgomery. I always want what is in the best interest of the university.”