Campaign Priorities

This comprehensive campaign — the first in UT Dallas history — accelerated our progress toward becoming the world-class Tier One research university our founders envisioned. Our campaign strategy involved three key University-wide priorities:

Secure the resources that will advance our research mission. Groundbreaking research requires brilliant people and state-of-the-art facilities. We need to endow chairs, professorships and graduate fellowships, and we need support for top-level research centers, equipment and laboratories as well as for enhancements at McDermott Library.

Build our endowment to $400 million. To propel North Texas forward via the advantages of a nationally competitive research university, we must grow our endowment to $400 million.

Strengthen existing areas of excellence and build the foundation for long-term success of all units. Some of our schools and research centers arguably can be considered Tier One already. UT Dallas requires greater private support to sustain this level of success and to elevate those schools and programs that are growing in size, quality and reputation.

Campaign Goals

To turn our priorities into realities—to reach Tier One across the University—we set strategic goals for each school and several major research centers and campus units.

total campaign $273,302,986.99 $200,000,000
schools raised goal
Arts & Humanities $32,887,740.92 $20,000,000
Behavioral & Brain Sciences $5,442,710.69 $2,000,000
Economic, Political & Policy Sciences $4,201,163.19 $2,000,000
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science $60,110,681.84 $40,000,000
Interdisciplinary Studies $1,730,752.07 $1,000,000
Natural Sciences & Mathematics $22,045,070.58 $15,000,000
Naveen Jindal School of Management $53,486,748.84 $50,000,000
Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies $3,576,728.66 $4,000,000
Asia Center $98,981.85 $5,000,000
Callier Center for Communication Disorders $8,344,465.72 $8,000,000
Center for BrainHealth $43,829,830.86 $30,000,000
Center for Vital Longevity $4,534,952.01 $15,000,000
Athletics $949,587.54 $500,000
Diversity & Community Engagement $355,374.00 $500,000
Eugene McDermott Library $597,283.98 $500,000
Other Units and Unrestricted Gifts $31,110,914.24 $6,500,000


As of 3/09/16

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