Lyles-Porter Hall (LYLE)
Lyles-Porter Hall, with 61,000 assignable square feet, is named in honor of a 10 million dollar, 2009 gift from Marybeth Lyles-Porter Higuera, of Visalia, Calif. Higuera is a former speech pathologist who earned her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology in 1959.
“My gift represents a tribute to my family, as well as an investment in Purdue, the place that first taught me to shine,” Higuera said. “I enjoyed a successful 20-year career as a speech pathologist thanks to my Purdue education, and I am excited that I can help others who are passionate about speech, communication and health in general.”
In addition to the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, the building also is home to the nation's second largest medical school's area regional campus, the Indiana University School of Medicine -- Lafayette. Other purdue clinical spaces are occupied by parts of the School of Nursing, and parts of the departments of Nutrition Science, Psychological Sciences, and Health and Kinesiology. All of these units are in the university's College of Health and Human Sciences.