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The Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was established in 1887. With nine specialty areas and multiple degree programs, the department has a tradition of excellence with remarkable faculty and highly recruited graduates. The program has more than 840 undergraduate students and more than 400 graduate students and is ranked ninth and seventh, 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 and environmental 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 and environmental 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

Ryan Mason '13

  • Director of Development, Electrical Engineering, and Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Phone: 979-862-3716
Ryan Mason '13

Kevin McGinnis '82

  • Senior Director of Corporate Relations, College of Engineering
  • Phone: 979-845-8161
Kevin McGinnis '82

Kevin Westerman

  • Senior Director of Planned Giving, College of Engineering
Kevin Westerman

Patrick Wilson '10

  • Director of Development, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Ocean Engineering
  • Phone: 979-458-8655
Patrick Wilson '10

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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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