ASU is one of only four universities in the United States to graduate a Churchill, a Marshall, and a Rhodes Scholar in the same year, and they all are Barrett students.
Barrett opens the nation’s only four-year residential campus for honors students on eight acres at the southeast corner of ASU’s Tempe campus. This Barrett complex has residence halls, classrooms, social lounges, a dining center, café, courtyards, an outdoor fireplace, an environmentally sustainable residence hall with a rooftop organic garden, and offices for administrators, faculty and staff.
Mark Jacobs is appointed dean, ushering in an era that would bring not only new leadership, but new and unprecedented growth.
As recommended by then-ASU president Lattie Coor, the Arizona Board of Regents name the honors college in honor of longtime ASU supporters Craig Barrett, former Intel CEO, and Barbara Barrett, former U.S. secretary of the Air Force.
The Arizona Board of Regents authorize the creation of the University Honors College at ASU. With this designation, the first four-year, undergraduate, residential honors college in the United States becomes a reality with Dr. Ted Humphrey as the college’s founding dean.