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The Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was established in 1887. With nine specialty areas and two degree programs, the department has a tradition of excellence with remarkable faculty and highly recruited graduates. The program has 822 undergraduate students and more than 350 graduate students and is ranked ninth and eight, respectively, in graduate and undergraduate programs among public institutions, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The mission of the department is to prepare graduates to become professional engineers and leaders in the civil engineering industry by providing them with a top-tier education. The department aims to introduce fundamental scientific engineering principles while using the latest technology to solve real-world problems.

Thank you for your interest in creating a legacy with our department. Become a partner with us today and join the greater Aggie family in recognizing the excellence and potential of today's civil engineering students and faculty. The civil and environmental engineering director of development can work with you to determine the gift type and giving method that best suits your needs and desires.

Contact our Development Team

Kevin McGinnis

  • Director of Corporate Relations
Kevin McGinnis

Patrick Wilson

  • Director of Development, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering
Patrick Wilson

Kevin Westerman

  • Gift Planning Officer
Kevin Westerman

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The Opportunity

Contributions from former students and industry leaders provide essential funding for the department's pursuit of excellence in education. These gifts create scholarships, advance faculty endeavors, enhance student programs and fund new facilities. The result is more Aggies making their mark on the world in productive and inventive ways.

Funding Priorities

  • Department Head Chair: $5,000,000
  • Professorship: $1,000,000
  • Career Development Professorship: $500,000
  • Graduate Fellowship: $500,000
  • Faculty Fellowship: $250,000
  • Student Activites Fund: $100,000
  • Undergraduate Scholarships: Starting at $25,000
  • Department Excellence Fund: Starting at $25,000
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