A page within Menard Family Initiative

"This will take us to heights we have never been before and the ultimate winners are going to be the students."

Public lecture series


The Menard Family Public Lecture Series will feature leading academic researchers who can discuss academic research findings in political economy, economics experiments, real estate & sports.


Impact for the CBA


The gift is an exciting precursor to the College of Business Administration’s 50 Years Forward fundraising campaign that kicks off in 2020 to provide long-term support for faculty and students.


Experimental Economics Lab


The gift will grow the Experimental Economics Lab where UWL students work on answering real-world economics questions in a lab setting


New opportunities

The Menard Family Midwest Initiative
for Economic Engagement & Research will fund


Research projects

Off-campus experiences

Visiting scholars

Student workers

Faculty & program support

A message from the Menard family:

"We are pleased to support UW La Crosse students and scholars as they expand their explorations of the issues impacting the state and the nation. The programs and research undertaken by the university's center will further the school's position as a critical resource of knowledge on economic issues."

Read "An open letter from the Menard family to the communities we serve" »