Higher Ed, Navy Veteran Takes Command of Corporate Relations

Agnus McColl

A veteran of higher education and fundraising, Angus McColl recently joined UT Dallas as the new assistant vice president for corporate relations.

Angus McColl has joined UT Dallas as the new assistant vice president for corporate relations.

In this position, McColl will be responsible for generating and overseeing the University’s philanthropic support from corporate sources, as well as working to strengthen ties to that sector at local, national and global levels.

“I am both grateful and delighted to join the UT Dallas development team,” McColl said. “I am excited about President (David) Daniel’s vision for UT Dallas to become a Tier One research university and look forward to working with our deans and faculty to help achieve that goal.”

McColl comes to UT Dallas from the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC), where he served as the executive director of corporate and foundation relations since 2006. Under McColl’s leadership, the school regularly exceeded annual fundraising goals and last year raised more than $53 million. 

In 2011, USC awarded McColl the Dean’s Staff Service Award in recognition of his efforts both in and outside of his development role, as well as his servant leadership mentality.

McColl graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in English and spent 24 years with the U.S. Navy, almost entirely underwater. His assignments included serving on fast-attack submarines where he served as the executive officer of a ballistic missile submarine armed with 24 nuclear missiles. While assigned to an aircraft carrier, among other duties, McColl served as the public affairs officer charged with handling dignitaries ranging from corporate executives to the Kuwaiti royal family. His final years of service were spent as the executive officer of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit at USC and UCLA.

During his naval career, McColl attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., earning a master’s degree in national security affairs, and Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., where he received a master’s degree in primary and secondary education.

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