07 May 2012 Investing in Growth
This is an exciting time at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Enrollment and program growth has led to the creation of four academic colleges. As a result, the advancement division now has a development officer assigned to each college, allowing the division to focus on the specific needs of each dean.
As state appropriations decrease and education costs increase, gifts from alumni and friends are more critical now than ever before. Funding through state appropriations account for only 32 percent of the university’s operational budget while tuition and fees provide 44 percent, leaving 24 percent to be generated through other means .
Two of the university’s greatest needs are student scholarships and college/department excellence funds. Attracting and keeping good students today is very competitive which makes student scholarships essential in sustaining the university’s enrollment growth. The excellence funds provide the money needed to support faculty, staff and students with the ability to pursue learning opportunities outside the classroom, conduct special projects, purchase items and equipment, and support priority needs as they arise.
Your financial gift to an excellence or scholarship fund today
is vitally important and no gift is too small. For more information please contact the development officer for the college of your choice.