The name of Papa John’s founder, John Schnatter has been dropped from the building of one of the schools under Purdue University, and then they went on to offer, to return a donation of 8 million dollars from the charity of the pizza chain’s founder. This was according to a statement from the school.
John Schnatter had resigned as chairman of the board of Papa John’s in July after Forbes put out the report that he had made use of the N-word at the time of a conference call in May. His removal from the position of CEO had already taken place for having made specific comments during the discussions regarding the protests for the national anthem, last year in the NFL.
The Purdue University’s building was once known as the John H. Schnatter Centre for Economic Research, will now be regarded as the Purdue University Research Centre in Economics. The name of Schnatter called the building after his foundation had donated $8 million to the school in April this year.
The board had opined that the action was a necessity to avoid distraction from work done by the center, for the campus to encounter counterproductive division and any interference to bring forth any deviation from the stated stance of the university on tolerance as well as racial relations.
The Board of Trustees in Purdue had voted on a consistent basis on Friday to get the building’s name changed and also refund the donated amount back.
The donation made by the foundation of John Schnatter was mainly intended towards funding economics research.
On the other hand, the alma mater of John Schnatter, Ball State University, explicitly stated that they would not change the name of their building that is named after Papa John’s founder.
For them, Schnatter had always gone on to demonstrate himself to be an individual who appreciated his winning situation and sincerely cared about the creation of such an environment, where all enterprising individuals would have the chance to achieve success.