Network Controls Gift Benefits New Trojan Football Program

From left: Senior Vice President for Development and Presidential Affairs Wayne Landrith; Anderson University President Evans P. Whitaker, Ph.D.; Network Controls owner Ed Niles; Liz Niles; Head Football Coach Bobby Lamb; and Office of the President Chief of Staff John Don.

From left: Senior Vice President for Development and Presidential Affairs Wayne Landrith; Anderson University President Evans P. Whitaker, Ph.D.; Network Controls owner Ed Niles; Liz Niles; Head Football Coach Bobby Lamb; and Office of the President Chief of Staff John Don.

Anderson University announced a significant gift from Network Controls toward the new Trojan Football program.


In appreciation for the gift, the lobby of the new football field house will be named for Network Controls. Within this lobby will reside the Trojan Athletic Hall of Fame.

Network Controls owner Ed Niles, along with his wife Liz, joined President Evans Whitaker, Coach Bobby Lamb and other Anderson University officials July 22 to finalize an agreement to provide the gift for the Trojan Football program.

“Anderson University is deeply appreciative of the commitment of Network Controls and Ed and Liz Niles and for expressing great confidence in the future of Trojan athletics,” said Anderson University President Evans P. Whitaker, Ph.D. “The generosity of Network Controls, in supporting Anderson University football, helps our institution continue its growth as one of the leading Christian universities in the nation.”

During his years at the helm of Network Controls, Niles says he has watched Anderson University grow as his own company has grown. For him and his wife, this gift flows from their commitment to Christian education as well as their love for the game of football.

“With Anderson University being a Christian-based school, that really is near and dear to my wife's and my beliefs and how we would like to be able to support within our communities,” said Niles. “Network Controls has been blessed to be in a position that we can financially do this.”


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