University Successfully Completes Campaign, Cockrell School Leads Way

The University of Texas at Austin has successfully completed its Campaign for Texas by raising an estimated $3.1 billion over the past eight years. The Cockrell School of Engineering raised over $350 million, the largest amount raised among the university’s colleges, schools and units during the campaign.

“We are deeply appreciative of our alumni, friends and corporate partners who have offered their support during this historic campaign,” said Sharon L. Wood, dean of the Cockrell School. “Texas engineering has made great progress over the past eight years, but we cannot rest on our success. Now, we are focused on the next eight years and on ensuring that the Cockrell School continues to recruit the best faculty and students, further enhance the experience of our students and improve and modernize our facilities.”

The Campaign for Texas, which ended on Aug. 31, was the largest capital campaign ever conducted in Texas and among the most successful ever completed by a public university in the United States.

The university has reached new heights with the launch of the Dell Medical School, major transformations of the Moody College of Communication and Butler School of Music, and the construction of new facilities like the Cockrell School’s Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), a 430,000-square-foot facility that will transform the UT Austin campus. When completed in 2017, the EERC will boast state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and hands-on student project spaces.

In addition to making the EERC a reality and helping to transform engineering education at UT Austin, the Cockrell School’s alumni, friends and corporate partners made significant contributions that have directly impacted engineering students and faculty throughout the campaign and for years to come. Of the more than $350 million raised, contributions include $45 million for faculty support, $40 million for student scholarships and fellowships and $75 million for research.