As we close the 2017-18 academic year, I am pleased that our private fundraising has reached an all-time high. At this time, the college has received more than $2 million in gifts—a 74 percent increase of last year’s total. Our Giving Tuesday Campaign this past fall yielded a record level of contributions from alumni across the U.S. Our Eloy Torres Family Learning Communities has attracted close to $1 million in gifts. Our new initiative for the Integrated Aggie Innovation Space is gaining the attention of regional industries. I am happy that our alumni, all of whom have achieved professional success, are taking ownership in the College of Engineering learning enterprise and are dedicated to help us attain higher levels of excellence in teaching, research and service.
My conversations with alumni and regional industry representatives in recent months have provided valuable insight on how the college can modernize facilities and position our engineering programs to become recognized for excellence. Moving forward, I am confident we can do greater things together, be it opening new programs, novel areas of research or strengthening existing programs.
I am grateful to the generous support of our donors and for their belief that the College of Engineering is a worthy investment.
Lakshmi N. Reddi
Dean, College of Engineering
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Las Cruces Bulletin, Friday, April 27, 2018