The University of Texas of the Permian Basin


Endowments provide an ideal way to support institutional priorities at UT Permian Basin. Because endowment funds exist in perpetuity, they help maintain the University's financial stability while allowing the University to pursue a number of initiatives not supported by state appropriations or tuition and fees. Endowed giving also creates a unique naming opportunity for donors.

Currently defined endowment needs, as listed here, represent the most critical priorities at UT Permian Basin. Donors may establish a new endowment to support one of these priorities or may choose to add to an existing endowment.

 Institutional Priorities

  • Endowed Scholarships - Increasing the scholarship opportunities available to UT Permian Basin students. These scholarships may include named endowed Presidential Scholarships as well as other named endowed scholarships.
  • Endowed Faculty Positions - Improving the recruitment, retention, and support of exceptional faculty in specific disciplines. These positions include named chairs of academic disciplines or programs, professorships, and fellowships. Through endowment distributions, the University can offer competitive salaries and fund scholarly activities of the appointees. 
  • Fund for Excellence - Ensuring strong executive leadership and enriching nonstate-funded programs such as student athletics.
  • Faculty Development - Supporting teaching innovations and scholarship endeavors that improve instructional quality and enhance the student learning experience.  
  • Facilities - Providing additional maintenance and operational funds for instructional facilities, which improve teaching and research efforts.

Endless possibilities for the University's growth exist, so that the gift areas and minimum requirements for named giving outlined below represent but a few selected areas. If your gift falls into a special endowment area, the Office of Institutional Advancement will be glad to customize a giving opportunity that best meets your needs as well as those of UT Permian Basin.

Named Gift Opportunities

Endowed Faculty Positions
  Chair $500,000
  Professorship 100,000
  Fellowship 50,000
  Laboratory 30,000
  Lecture Hall 25,000
  Faculty Office 10,000
  Other 10,000
  Presidential Scholarship 40,000
  Graduate Fellowship 20,000
  Scholarship 10,000
  Undergraduate Fellowship 10,000
Faculty Development 10,000

Additional information can be requested from the UT Permian Basin, Development Office, 4901 E. University Blvd., Odessa, TX 79762 or calling (432)552-2800. All endowment gifts are subject to the approval of the UT System Board of Regents.

Thank you for your support!