The Five Pillars

We mentioned the five pillars on which this campaign will focus, but you’re probably wondering, “What does that mean exactly?”

When we say Enhancing the Student Experience, we mean creating more need-based and merit-based scholarships.

When we say Forming a Foundation of Research and Creative Discovery, we mean more funds for faculty and undergraduate research and the arts.

When we say Strengthening Community Partnerships and Engagement, we mean more corporate support and recovery outreach with the opioid epidemic.

When we say Creating an Environment of Innovative Learning, we mean new and renovated academic spaces like a new business school and athletic facilities like a new baseball stadium.

And when we say Expanding Academics and Growing Our Reputation, we mean more endowed professorships, professional development funds, and more support for academic programs.