TCU Advancement

University Advancement

Reimagining a University

STUDENTS IN THE JOHN V. ROACH HONORS COLLEGE CAN COMPETE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL. THE HONORS COLLEGE WILL PLAY A KEY ROLE IN TCU'S QUEST TO BECOME RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE NATION'S TOP UNIVERSITIES.

TCU imagined the future. More than 39,800 donors to The Campaign for TCU made it come true. Building upon remarkable success, TCU has charted another ambitious course: to realize goals spelled out in Vision in Action: The Academy of Tomorrow strategic plan to build a truly great national university.

Keeping TCU attainable and competitive

The University's highest priority is keeping an exceptional TCU education accessible to the most qualified and capable students. Mary Couts Burnett, one of the most significant figures in TCU history, described the University as: "a nonsectarian institution open to all alike, to those of any faith or creed, and alike to rich and poor." Philanthropic support will keep TCU "open to all alike" among deserving students.

TCU'S TEACHER-SCHOLAR MODEL ENABLES UNDERGRADUATES TO CONDUCT RESEARCH WITH PROFESSORS WHO ARE TOPS IN THEIR FIELDS, SUCH AS CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR JEAN-LUC MONTCHAMP.

Celebrating the 'teacher-scholar'

A key element in TCU's quest to become a truly great national university is to add new faculty positions. Such positions attract distinguished teacher-scholars who bring significant recognition to the University, boost TCU's research capabilities and help launch new initiatives. Most importantly, endowed positions enable TCU to put students — including undergraduates — in classrooms and laboratories with top professors.

Advancing exceptional programs

To further build quality and reputation, TCU must strengthen academic programs and initiatives. Among these are Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, the Neeley School of Business, Mary Couts Burnett Library, the TCU Energy Institute and the John V. Roach Honors College.

THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IS CHANGING AND SO IS HARRIS COLLEGE AS WE PREPARE TCU GRADUATES TO BE LEADERS IN THE NEW SYSTEM.

Creating an optimal campus environment

TCU has strategically committed to constructing the physical home to support the ideas of the Academy of Tomorrow — the new Intellectual Commons. Philanthropic support is sought for several other key projects, including a state-of-the-art facility for the Neeley School of Business, a new facility for the School of Music, and an extensive renovation of Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Counting upon extraordinary support

Of course, the highest value of this physical transformation lies in what will happen within the buildings.

That is why we are turning to our alumni and friends to support the people and programs that will define TCU's future through endowed scholarships, endowed faculty support and endowed academic initiatives. We will secure TCU for generations to come through a stronger endowment.

Together — through support for people, programs and endowment — we will build a laboratory of collaboration and creativity that develops critical thinking skills, hones professional expertise, confers the values and responsibilities of leadership, and gives birth to new ideas.

This will be the true "Academy of Tomorrow."

Our alumni and friends will be the architects.

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