After becoming an official state university, Clinton Hall was the first building to be constructed for Wichita State University. It was first named the Neff Hall Annex in 1970 when it opened, but was later changed to Clinton Hall to honor Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Clinton. Mr. Clinton was a successful geologist and oilman. He and his wife, Eleanor, donated to many scholarships for Wichita State University. Clinton Hall houses the Barton School of Business and most of its programs.