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Priorities of the Campaign for Texas

What Starts Here Changes the World

The Campaign for Texas focuses on people — faculty and students, scientists and scholars. It focuses on programs and facilities that enable people to achieve their potential. It focuses on what the University already does well to become exceptional.

Each of the University’s colleges, schools, and units has outlined specific campaign priorities and funding goals, which range from $5 million to $350 million. Campaign gifts will be used to recruit and retain first-rate faculty, create scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students, support research in all disciplines, expand academic programs, and upgrade facilities and infrastructure. Advancements in each of these areas will support the University in its quest to be the No. 1 public research university in the nation.

President’s Priorities

President Bill Powers, The University of Texas at AustinPresident Bill Powers believes that The University of Texas at Austin can be the best public university in America. It’s an ambitious goal — indeed, he’ll tell you it’s an audacious goal — but it’s one within reach, with the support of alumni and friends.

The president’s priorities for UT will define the great public university in the 21st century:

  • Attract and retain a superb faculty.
  • Recruit the best graduate students.
  • Attract the very best undergraduate students, giving them a transformative experience.
  • Maintain and foster a deep connection with and a profound impact on society.
  • Expand UT’s diverse faculty and student body.
  • Create leading international programs with a global reach.
  • Foster a robust research enterprise that is a tremendous economic benefit to the state of Texas.

UT is strong and getting stronger. With enough discipline, focus, and fortitude, getting to number one is an achievable goal. Join the effort, and know that what starts here really does change the world.

Read the President’s State of the University Address.

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