The University of Texas at Tyler University Advancement
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UT Tyler Capital Needs and Opportunities
While the Inspiring Excellence Campaign is largely in support of students and faculty, there are still a handful of capital needs and naming opportunities as well.
POTENTIAL NAMING OPPORTUNITIES
~$2,750,000 Faculty and Alumni Center (PROPOSED)
This 7,800-square-foot building is part of the campus master plan. It would serve as a faculty center and a visitor’s center, and would be headquarters for the Alumni Association. It would be located near the Main Entrance of the University. A donor must be found in order to build this structure.
Example: Mary and John Doe Faculty and Alumni Center
~$1,000,000 Student Outdoor Amphitheater (PROPOSED)
This proposed amphitheater would be built in the natural bowl of lawn expanse between the Cowan Center and the Braithwaite building (home of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences). While student groups would be the main users of the venue, summer concerts featuring professional groups could be held here, too.
Example: John and Mary Doe Amphitheater
~$10,000,000 Name a College
Subject to specific approval by The University of Texas System, one of the five colleges at UT Tyler could be named for approximately $10 million.
- · John and Mary Doe College of Arts and Sciences
- · John and Mary Doe College of Business and Technology
- · John and Mary Doe College of Education and Psychology
- · John and Mary Doe College of Engineering and Computer Sciences
- · John and Mary Doe College of Nursing and Health Sciences
~$8,000,000 University Center
In the past two years, this building has been renovated and expanded. The Center includes a food court, the student cafeteria, Subway, and Chick-Fil-A, a ballroom for meetings and conferences, a 400-seat auditorium, and student government offices.
Example: Mary and John Doe University Center
~$5,000,000 North Wing of the Ratliff Building
The Ratliff Building that houses the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences and elements of other academic programs consists of two wings. This is the front wing that is entered from the parking lot.
Example: Mary and John Doe North Wing
~$3,000,000 South Wing of the Ratliff Building
This wing houses, among other things, the Ratliff Library and the administrative suite of the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences.
Example: John and Mary Doe South Wing
~$2,500,000 Patriot Village (2 Buildings)
Located on campus, these two housing facilities are conveniently a few minutes' walk from UT Tyler classes, the library, student center and recreational facilities. Each student residence is designed especially with UT Tyler students in mind and offers first-class living arrangements.
Example: Mary and John Doe Patriot Village 1 and Patriot Village 2
~$1,500,000 Fine Arts Complex
The complex provides an additional 29,000 square-footage surrounding the existing art studio on the main campus. Features include a 120-seat lecture hall, 20-seat seminar room, seven studio classrooms and storage and office spaces for the UT Tyler Department of Art and Art History.
Example: Mary and John Doe Fine Arts Complex
~$1,500,000 Business Administration Building
The Business Administration Building house the Academic Computer Center, The College of Business & Technology and the College of Arts & Sciences.
Example: John and Mary Doe Business Administration Building
~$750,000 Women’s Softball Stadium
This is the other stadium at UT Tyler’s baseball complex and is where the Women’s Softball team plays. It is a little smaller than Irwin Field, the baseball stadium named for Bob Irwin and that is home for the Men’s Baseball team, but just as modern. Part of the funds here would be used to expand the number of seats.
Example: Mary and John Doe Field
~$750,000 University Center Ballroom/Multi-Use Conference Center
This new space for students and the community is a multi-use conference center.
Example: Mary and John Doe Ballroom
~$500,000 University Center Auditorium
This new, 380-seat auditorium for students is the largest expansion area in the University Center.
Example: John and Mary Doe Auditorium
~$500,000 University Center Metamorphosis Cafe
~$500,000 University Pool
~$250,000 University Center Food Court
~$250,000 Library Archives Suite
~$50,000 - $200,000 Terraces/Outdoor Decks
~$50,000 - $100,000 Music Studio/Rehearsal Rooms (depending upon size)
~$75,000 Meditation Garden Braithwaite Building (College of Nursing and Health Sciences)
~$25,000 - $500,000 Laboratories (depending upon size)
~$25,000 - $250,000 Classrooms (depending upon size)
~$15,000 - $250,000 Office Space (depending upon size)
~$10,000 - $200,000 Conference Rooms (depending upon size)
Inspiring Exellence Campaign Initiatives
Honors Program Initiative $10,000,000
Providing full, competitive endowed scholarships will help to recruit the best young minds to UT Tyler by offering them a higher level of challenge and rigor inside and outside of the classroom.
Endowed Chairs and Professorships $5,000,000
To help recruit and retain the best faulty by providing endowed Chairs and Professorships, which, in turn, helps attract the best and brightest students.
Endowed Scholarships and Fellowships $5,000,000
UT Tyler’s overriding philosophy is that all potential students deserve an opportunity. Scholarships and fellowships support this simple fact. They help worthy students fund their education and give them access to new and bright opportunities.
Learning Initiative $2,500,000
This initiative represents a bold plan to partner more deeply with independent school districts and youth organizations in East Texas. Through this program, UT Tyler will establish The Institute for Learning to focus on the future of P-12 students in this region.
Fine and Performing Arts Initiative $2,500,000
Great thought requires imagination. UT Tyler is committed to cultivating and inspiring students through the fine and performing arts. A program, such as this, contributes greatly to the community through plays, musicals, concerts, dances, art shows, lectures, and more.
Community Health Initiative $2,500,000
The need for trained community health workers is a crisis today. Much has been discussed about the shortage of many healthcare professionals (e.g., nurses).
Global Study Initiative $2,500,000
The Global Study Initiative is about exposing young people to the vast array of cultures around the world. They learn, first-hand, about people who share the same humanity but approach the same problems from a wholly different perspective.
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