Dean’s Fund for Educational Excellence & Innovation

Dean’s Fund for Educational Excellence & Innovation

A gift to the Dean’s Fund will support Dean Tambra Jackson’s priorities and vision for the School of Education.

The Dean’s Fund ensures there are unrestricted resources available that will allow the school to remain innovative and competitive while moving forward Dean Jackson's vision to advance teaching, research, and community engagement with faculty and staff.

Last academic year, the Dean’s Fund launched two initiatives to support staff and internal leadership.  These programs are integral to recruiting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff that will support student success. 

Give a gift to the Dean's Fund today

Join the Dean's Circle!

Gifts of $500 or more to the Dean’s Fund for Educational Excellence & Innovation will be recognized in the Dean’s Circle, the School of Education’s new recognition society.  

In addition to being recognized as a founding member of the Dean’s Circle, there are opportunities to engage with Dean Jackson throughout the year. There are two levels within the Dean’s Circle to support the Dean’s Fund and the School of Education. Recognition will be extended on an annual basis.


  • Personal visit with the Dean 
  • Invitations to VIP receptions 
  • And those benefits listed below 


  • Recognition as a founding member of the Dean’s Circle 
  • Invitation to annual reception for members of the Dean’s Circle 
  • Opportunities to attend other school-related events such as lectures and faculty programs 

Contact Amanda Lawson, Director of Development, to learn more: (317) 274-6837 or