A strategy for Mississippi State University to become
the region's most respected land-grant institution
FutureSTATE 2015 Progress Reports
ACHIEVE FISCAL STABILITY
Initiative: Engage private, corporate, and foundation sources to establish a "Reach for Excellence" endowment in support of academic excellence.
Achievements of the past year:
From January 2007 to February 2008 the following has been committed towards Reach for Excellence initiatives:
|Academic Excellence||$9.7 M|
|Campus Beautification||$1.4 M|
|Faculty Development||$0.7 M|
|Scholarships, Student Growth and Development||$18.8 M|
Goals for the next year:
Continue to raise a minimum of $20 M per year towards these initiatives
Constraints to full implementation of this initiative:
Slight confusion surrounding some of the goals, e.g. difference between Academic Excellence and Faculty Development. Possible new goals with Presidential transition.
Proposed modification of the initiative:
Have Interim President and/or new President collaborate with Foundation leadership to develop fund-raising initiatives that coordinate with strategic needs of university and donor interest.
Overall assessment of the status of the initiative or other comments: