Dave and Tory Schechter help students with the growing cost of college education and provide opportunities for underrepresented communities.

Oct. 22, 2020

When Dave Schechter (B.A., English, ’90) was an English major at the University of Arizona, he was often asked the dreaded question: ”So, what are you going to do with that degree?”

Turns out you can be a vice president at Nike. The tools that Dave learned at UArizona – including how to tell stories – formed a solid foundation for his success in the world of business and marketing.

Dave, who was SBS’s 2019 Alumnus of the Year and the keynote speaker at the 2019 SBS winter convocation ceremony, is a dedicated Wildcat. In addition to being a diehard supporter of Arizona sports teams, Dave has helped guide Wildcat interns at Nike and participated in the Wildcat Mentor Society. He and his wife, Tory, have also funded the Dave and Tory Schechter Scholarship, which supports the advancement of women and African American students in the Department of English.

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