Salmanson Dining HallSalmanson Dining room was named after Leonard I. Salmanson in 1973. Prior to this time, it was said that Salmanson made one donation which was one of the largest Bryant had ever received up until this time. Bryant awarded Salmanson an honorary degree of Doctor of Science of Business Administration in 1972 and he became a Bryant trustee in 1974.
At the time of his honorary degree Salmanson was president of the Adams Drug store chain which operated 280 stores in 14 states. Salmanson was born in Providence, R.I. in 1910 and died in the mid 1970s.