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Carson College of Business Proposed Granger Cobb Institute

Proposed Granger Cobb Naming

Education. Service. Research.

Serving as a transdisciplinary global institute

for operations excellence in senior living

Proposed Granger Cobb Naming Institute For Senior Living

Granger Cobb was a pioneer of senior living and always put people first. From owning one community in 1989 through becoming the CEO of Emeritus and a Brookdale board member, Granger was always gracious and grounded. He shared his passion for seniors and their families as a board member of industry groups such as Argentum, NIC, and ASHA as well as by teaching students in the senior living program at Washington State University. He touched countless lives, and his legacy will live on through the Granger Cobb Institute for Senior Living.


Where the Institute will take us

  • Serve as a source for research that will impact daily operations, improving lives for all stakeholders
  • Partner with industry leaders to maintain curricular relevance within the senior living program at Washington State University
  • Put Senior Living Management at the forefront of student career options


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Senior Living Executive-In-Residence
(424) 262-1288


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“Throughout my career, I have been exposed to many types of leaders. I have come to believe the greatest leaders are born that way. It is in their DNA. If you ever met or spent time with Granger you know he is one of those individuals who had that special leadership ‘gene.’ It is hard to articulate what actually made him such an incredible leader. …It was simply his being.”

“Granger touched people deeply. He knew that trusting them, and supporting them with the best operational practices were essential. I loved working with him and love extending his legacy through education.”

“It was truly an honor to have Argentum launch his legacy program, I hope the next generation of senior living providers have his heart and spirit.”

Washington State University