More than five years after the launch of the Inspiring Excellence Campaign, The University of Texas at Tyler is celebrating the successful completion of it.
This was the largest campaign in university history and the first comprehensive campaign for UT Tyler.
UT Tyler President Dr. Rod Mabry said he is proud of the campaign leaders who contributed of their time, effort and finances. But he also extended that pride to the community as a whole.
“I'm proudest of the philanthropic tradition of East Texans,” Mabry said. “They are just amazing as a group. There is no city or area quite like this one for its willingness to support a good cause.”
Mabry said the funds already have made a difference in helping to grow the university, particularly the scholarship funds.
“It has helped raise the standards of our students coming in,” he said. “Those honors college students are just amazing in terms of what they can do and all the many other students who benefited from scholarships.”