Lamar Institute of Technology is focused on becoming one of Texas’ top public schools. Every department has set higher goals for itself. To fulfill these aspirations, facilities must be state-of-the art and faculty among the best in their field. Exceptional programs and facilities attract and retain exceptional faculty, who, in turn, attract the best students. The priorities in every department are continually changing. That’s why we encourage you to consider a discretionary gift to the institute or department of your choice. Also included in this category are gifts you direct toward construction, renovation or equipping a lab.
Here are a few examples of how your college or department might use your donation to an excellence fund:
- Equipment acquisition.
- Student academic activities, such as student competitions or travel to conferences.
- Faculty teaching awards.
- Faculty career development, which helps departments retain exceptional new faculty who might otherwise be recruited by other institutions.
- Special events that are not otherwise funded.