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At the Rawls College of Business, our success is predicated on the advancement of relationships with our key stakeholders. From our outstanding alumni, generous friends, community leaders and philanthropic advocates, the support has been – and continues to be – overwhelming.

This advancement and support helps the Rawls College do many great things, such as securing financial support from potential donors committed to the mission of the college; engaging our alumni in the life of the college as volunteers, advocates and supporters; promoting and marketing the college to prospective students, parents, peer institutions and others; and fostering communication with those who have a stake in our success.

By providing the appropriate knowledge, standards, advocacy and training, we have positioned ourselves for a promising future; and at the Rawls College, not only is it possible, it's expected.

Message from the Executive Director

"I want to thank all of our donors, alumni and friends for participating in the college’s second-highest single-year total ever raised. Over $18 million in gifts and pledges were received in Fiscal Year 2014. Your financial support of the Rawls College of Business has a direct impact on our students, our faculty and your community. Keeping Rawls strong and vibrant is more important than ever as we compete with other institutions worldwide for the best faculty, students and researchers. Your support helps us educate tomorrow’s thought leaders and innovators, makes our region more attractive to businesses, creates a fertile environment for entrepreneurs and keeps our economy thriving, which keeps talent in Texas. A large factor to our success has been that people are buying into the vision and strategic plan of Dean Lance Nail. As state funding continues to dwindle, we are more reliant on the charitable giving of our constituents to bridge the gap. The fundraising initiatives that we have in Rawls will take us to the next level where our goal is to grow our endowment to $100 million."

Paul Herring, executive director of development and alumni relations