College of the Mainland celebrates Doyle family legacy with building named in their honor

The building was formally named during an Oct. 25 ceremony. (Courtesy College of the Mainland)
The building was formally named during an Oct. 25 ceremony. (Courtesy College of the Mainland)

The building was formally named during an Oct. 25 ceremony. (Courtesy College of the Mainland)

College of the Mainland celebrated the contributions and legacy of a prominent local family Oct. 25 with a ceremony formally naming the Doyle Family Administration Building, according to a media release.

This is the first building in COM history to be named in honor of anyone, per the release. Four generations of Doyles were present at the naming ceremony.

The family has supported the college for nearly six decades through their work in education, banking, government, civic leadership and community leadership, COM leaders said in the release.

"Like their parents, the Doyle children all work passionately to follow in their parents’ footsteps of service," the release stated. "Through their work in education, banking, government, and community and civic leadership, Matthew, David, Denise, Patrick and Christopher have dedicated significant time, energy and resources to leave a lasting imprint on the lives of those around them."

The building, made possible through the college's 2018 bond program, houses administration and student enrollment offices such as admissions, financial aid, advising and a testing center, per the release.


The Doyles and community members have worked together to provide a quality, accessible educational experience at COM, Charles Doyle said.

“Family and public service are extremely important,” he said in the release. “We are fully prepared to continue serving this community and others where they might live.”
By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.