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The Office of University Advancement is comprised of the development and alumni relations operations of The University of Texas at Tyler. These two elements work together to maximize philanthropic contributions to the university and to actively engage alumni in the life of their alma mater. Read More...


UT Tyler Giving News

Spence Family Presentation

Late UT Tyler Benefactor Ralph Spence Honored

Longtime university friend Mary John Spence has given The University of Texas at Tyler a generous gift in honor of her late husband, Ralph Spence, Jerre Iversen, vice president for university advancement, announced.

The gift will name a boardroom in the university's future alumni center. UT Tyler is currently finalizing plans for the alumni center and raising funds toward the building's construction. Read More...


Comprehensive Campaign Exceeds Goal, Propels UT Tyler Into Future

The University of Texas at Tyler's five-year fundraising campaign was a rousing success by every definition.

"Inspiring Excellence: The Campaign for The University of Texas at Tyler'' raised $30.6 million – the largest effort in university history.

Dr. Rodney H. Mabry, UT Tyler president, said the campaign raised funds to increase endowed student scholarships, establish more faculty chairs and professorships, and support the Honors Program. "It was really about excellence at the university, having the funds to attract professors and students that will establish this as the place to be for high ability students in East Texas," he said.





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