Advancing Academic Excellence

Support UTIAUTIA's reputation is staked firmly in our quality students, faculty and programs. To continue achieving academic excellence — to maintain our place among the best land-grant programs in the country — we must invest in our people and programs. We also must guarantee resources for new and emerging science and deliver these breakthroughs to the people of Tennessee.

We are committed to providing our students in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and College of Veterinary Medicine with opportunities to stretch their academic abilities, beyond what they thought possible, while expanding and enhancing opportunities for research and outreach through our dedicated faculty and programs.

Areas of Impact

  • Endowments to hire faculty in designated areas
  • Funding to establish distinguished professorships, which assist in attracting and retaining the highest caliber faculty for the Institute
  • Support for professional development opportunities for faculty
  • Scholarships to attract the very best undergraduate and graduate students
  • Graduate assistantships
  • Undergraduate and graduate support for student professional development

What Can I Do?

  • Identify prospective investors
  • Communicate the need
  • Provide leadership for this initiative