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Jess Hay: A Voice of Support for UT Dallas
A few nights ago, I had the pleasure of announcing our current standing in the ongoing fundraising campaign. We're at $127 million and growing!
It's great to have this kind of news—one of the best parts of being president. But many hands achieve such results. For this issue of The President's Viewpoint, I'm ceding the platform to an individual whose interest and hard work has helped bring us this far and will help see us through: Jess Hay, honorary co-chair of the Realize the Vision Campaign Council, and former University of Texas System regent. Jess' remarks at a recent campaign Volunteer Summit were a moving reminder of the reasons for my commitment to this University. An excerpt:
These are my reasons for encouraging all citizens of this region to support The University of Texas at Dallas. Simply stated, the evolving nature of UTD is of vital importance:
From its inception, driven by the vision of its founders, The University of Texas at Dallas has been sharply focused on becoming a premier research center. In the intervening half-century, it steadily has moved forward toward the achievement of that objective.
As a result, it has attracted:
In short, UTD today provides superlative teaching for thousands of outstanding students who in the near term are destined to contribute much to the economic and social fabric of our state and region.
Concurrently, the University's accomplished faculty is producing an increasing volume of first-rate, nationally acclaimed research that has triggered significant increases in private and federal funding for UTD's rapidly expanding endeavors. This basic research inevitably will produce related applied research and significant innovation, which together will enhance our prospects for economic and social enrichment in the future.
Thus my reasons for supporting UTD's current capital campaign may be summarized as follows:
UTD is committed to both of those noble purposes, and its related endeavors clearly are worthy of our enthusiastic and generous support.Tweet
About This Newsletter
The President's Viewpoint is a periodic newsletter distributed to a select group of alumni, friends, faculty and staff. It comes from the desk of Dr. David E. Daniel, president of The University of Texas at Dallas, and provides the ultimate insider’s view on the news and concerns of the University.