Texas A&M AgriLife College Priorities
The Institute for Advancing Health through Agriculture will focus on developing responsive agriculture to better serve consumers, use technology to assess an individual’s health in relation to diet, and bring non-biased evidence to decision-makers in the food system. Texas A&M will bring agriculture together to be the answer to the health care crisis. We are seeking funding for faculty support, research, and programmatic use and have several naming opportunities available.
A 40-acre public teaching and research garden on West Campus will allow faculty and students to educate the public on sustainable food production, urban landscapes, protecting our environment and conserving our natural resources. This green space is a peaceful sanctuary on campus, a place where everyone at Texas A&M and in the surrounding community can relax, enjoy and learn. Naming opportunities available for Phase I and Phase II conceptual design are coming soon.
Providing faculty support is a great way to leave a legacy and sustain academic excellence at Texas A&M University. The ability to assign endowed titles to eminent faculty is critical for recruiting the very best faculty and retaining current faculty who are often targeted by peer institutions. Chairs can be endowed with a $2 million gift, professorships with a $500,000 gift and fellowships with $250,000 gift. Earnings from an endowment support the holder’s teaching, research and other professional activities.
The Dean’s Excellence Fund is a crucial component of the college’s ongoing operations, and funding will elevate Texas A&M AgriLife on the state, national and international platforms. Gifts have an immediate and positive impact on our students, faculty and programs.
Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academies Scholarships ($10 million)
Through a partnership with local community colleges across Texas, a two-year academy program will feed into the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M, enabling more students in pursuit of agriculture to have the opportunity to enroll in and complete a four-year degree from the College Station campus. The academies provide an affordable and feasible transition for qualified students who begin at a two-year college and complete their degree at the College Station campus. A scholarship of $25,000 or more will have a significant impact.
Texas A&M classrooms should know no borders. High-impact learning experiences and programmatic support provides transformative learning opportunities and enables students to gain real-world knowledge of the industries they will serve. Endowed support for these programs begins at $25,000.