TYLER — The University of Texas at Tyler raised $30.6 million in the Inspiring Excellence comprehensive fundraising campaign, President Rodney H. Mabry announced. The campaign goal was $30 million. “This is the first campaign of its size for UT Tyler, and the primary interest was to raise funds to increase our endowed student scholarships, increase the number of faculty chairs and professorships and support the Honors Program with full endowed scholarships,” said President Mabry.
According to a UTT news release, “Scholarships help the university attract high-ability undergraduate and graduate students who are more inclined to become fully engaged in the university experience. Endowed faculty chairs and professorships attract top scholars by providing research funds, salary supplements and travel funds.”