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Call for Big Ideas

Dr. Gene Bourgeois

Contributions from faculty and staff during the 2017-2023 University Plan development helped chart the course for the university to become a national research university in the next decade.

Today, I am pleased to invite you to assist in planning for the next comprehensive fundraising campaign. Through the Big Ideas process, we are looking for ideas that, if given the necessary resources, can have a transformational impact in an area where Texas State has the unique capacity to be the best.

These Big Ideas will align very closely with the university’s strategic plan and will offer potential solutions to help make people’s lives better, safer, and healthier.

Proposals can be submitted using the online submission form by March 25, 2019.

After proposals are received, they will be reviewed by a committee with representation from across campus. In April, top projects will be invited to present proposals to the committee and a donor audience for feedback. Selected projects, to be announced in May, will be given dedicated fundraising support and featured as campaign cornerstones.

I encourage you to partner with colleagues, department chairs and deans on submissions. The Big Ideas process, in concert with the strategic plan, will help define the future of our institution. We look forward to learning about your innovative ideas.


Gene Bourgeois

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs