Earlier this year,
, founder of the Internet company
graduate, gave the school $1 million to create a professorship in digital communication under his name. [Story
Today, UB announced who that first Bob "GoDaddy" Parsons Professor of Digital Communication, Commerce and Culture will be:
Carton has been in the digital creative scene in Baltimore and the Mid-Atlantic region for years. He's been at UB for a couple years now, founding and directing the school's Center for Digital Communication, Commerce, and Culture.
Parsons grew up in Baltimore. He founded Parsons Technology, which he sold to Intuit. He then created GoDaddy.com and built it into the world's largest Web hosting provider and domain name registrar, according to the
Some more background on Parsons from the release (expect to see him more around UB):