Miami University is one of the oldest public universities in the country, made possible by an ordinance signed by President George Washington in 1795. Chartered in 1809, Miami welcomed its first students in 1824. Miami's reputation grew as quickly as its enrollment, and it became known as the "Yale of the West" for its ambitious liberal arts curriculum. Today, Miami consistently ranks among the nation's top public universities for the quality of teaching and overall student experience.
One of Miami University's most famous graduates was Benjamin Harrison, who later became a President of the United States. Professor William Holmes McGuffey revolutionized the education of generations of Americans when he conducted research for his Eclectic Readers series while teaching at Miami from 1826 to 1836. The "mother of fraternities," Miami was the founding site of four national fraternities: Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, and Phi Kappa Tau; as well as Delta Zeta sorority.
Resilience Capital Partners focuses on principal investing in lower middle-market underperforming and turnaround situations. The firm focuses on investments in the automotive, basic manufacturing, capital goods, chemicals, plastics, metals and metal fabrication, retail, transportation, packaging and distribution sectors. They seek to make control equity, and on occasion minority, investments in companies with solid fundamental business prospects, but have suffered from cyclical industry downturns, are over-leveraged or have less than adequate management resources. Resilience Capital Partners typically invests companies with revenues of $25 million to $250 million.
Harris Williams & Co. provides investment advisory services. It offers investment banking, sell-side mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, fairness opinion, and restructuring advisory services. The company was founded by H. Hiter Harris III and Christopher H. Williams in 1991 and is headquartered in Richmond, VA.