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Corporate Partnerships & 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.


Innovation at SXSW

The Texas State University Innovation Lab showcases game-changing technology created by student investors with support from corporate partners. Innovative research teams comprised of students and faculty from across the university are encouraged to showcase their projects at the Texas State University Innovation Lab and Reception 2020 at SXSW Interactive. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your work and network with industry professionals. 

STAR Park

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.

Contact Us

Ron Epperson
Director of Strategic Industry Partnerships
rje41@txstate.edu
512.245.7113
324-2 JC Kellam

Charles Vestal
Associate Director, Foundations
c_v103@txstate.edu
512.245.2043
329-2 JC Kellam

Anna Chowdhury
Assistant Director, Industry Strategic Partnerships
achowdhury@txstate.edu
512.245.6037
324-1 JC Kellam

Eric Dean
Corporate Relations Officer
erd51@txstate.edu
512.245.8215
329-1 JC Kellam