What Starts Here starts with you
The University of Texas at Austin is preparing to launch the What Starts Here campaign — the most ambitious fundraising effort in our history. Committed volunteer leaders set an example for Longhorn Nation through their leadership, passion and personal investments, and will ensure transformative impact on our students, faculty and ability to change the world.
Our campaign volunteer leaders’ generosity, leadership and vision for UT make them some of the university’s most valued partners.
Corporate Champions Council
Members of the Corporate Champions Council represent some of UT’s most philanthropic partners. They advise university leaders, build enterprise-level connections and accelerate the impact of the What Starts Here campaign through corporate partnership.
Austin Office Managing Director & South Market Unit Director of Operations
Chris Emmons, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Research Programs
Vice President, Public Affairs
Vice President - Facilities, Design and Solutions
Eric R. Davis
Global Completions Chief
"UT is a source of innovation, inspiration and academic achievement — part of the beating heart of Austin. Without UT, our community would not thrive as it does now."
Senior Vice President
VP Client Success, Commerce
"The University of Texas at Austin is developing our future leaders. UT’s ability to attract amazing talent, coupled with their leveraging of technology, will help solve some of the world’s most complicated problems."
Head of Public Policy and External Affairs, South
Group Vice President - Public Affairs, Environmental Affairs and Diversity & Inclusion
"Dell and UT have a special relationship that I’m proud to be part of. UT plays a unique role in shaping the present and future of Texas, one person at a time. As a Plan II and Silver Spur alum, I graduated with a set of skills and a network that continues to pay dividends. I appreciate the opportunity to pay it back."
Vice President of Brand and Culture
President - US Enterprise
Director University Collaborations
"UT understands partnership and how to cultivate high-performing students who will do well in any corporate setting. I believe UT has the right mix of research, innovation and education needed for today’s ever-changing environment."
Director - Worldwide Marketing - Automotive Systems
Executive Vice President