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Corporate & Foundation Relations

Texas State University is focused on fostering philanthropic partnerships with corporations and foundations to support academic excellence and dynamic research opportunities.

Corporations and foundations connect with Texas State through the following:

  • Establishing student scholarship endowments
  • Providing funds to construct new academic and research facilities
  • Outfitting university laboratories with cutting-edge technologies and equipment
  • Strengthening innovation and university research efforts
  • Sponsoring academic programs

Foundations and corporations all over the world are showing their support, including NEC Corporation, NXP Corporation, Society of Plastic Engineers, Halliburton, Tokyo Electron and Wells Fargo.

Contact Us

Ron Epperson
Director of Strategic Industry Partnerships
324-2 JC Kellam


Charles Vestal
Associate Director, Foundations
329-2 JC Kellam

Anna Chowdhury
Assistant Director, Industry Strategic Partnerships
324-1 JC Kellam

Eric Dean
Corporate Relations Officer
329-1 JC Kellam

Key Programs

Innovation at SXSW

The first-ever Texas State University Innovation Lab showcased game-changing technology created by student investors with support from corporate partners. 

Smart Cities. Smart State.

Smart Cities

Texas State unveiled an exhibit at the Smart Cities Connect Conference featuring students, faculty and key corporate partners.


The Science, Technology and Advanced Research Park, or STAR Park, at Texas State is expanding. A second building will be added to the facility which serves as a technology incubator/accelerator for start-up and early-stage businesses involved in campus research.

Matching Funds

LBJ Statue

As an Emerging Research University, Texas State is eligible for Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP) funds. The TRIP program's purpose is to provide matching funds to assist eligible public institutions in leveraging private gifts for the enhancement of research productivity and faculty recruitment.