The Fund for Academic Priorities

The Bauer College of Business Fund for Academic Priorities strengthens centers, programs, and departments through funding for operations and special program support. This money helps bridge the gap between the cost of educating students and fluctuations in state support.

Through the Fund for Academic Priorities, alumni and friends of UH are asked to make regular, yearly gifts at whatever level is appropriate for each individual donor. Tax-deductible donations may be unrestricted (financial resources are directed to the areas of greatest need) or they can be designated (purpose, program, center, etc. is specified by the donor).

Most gifts to the Fund for Academic Priorities are eligible for a match from employers. Please go to Matching Gifts for more information.

If you have questions or need further information about the Fund for Academic Priorities, please contact Kimberly Fernandez, Executive Administrative Assistant at (713) 743-4626 or e-mail at

Endowed Chairs and Faculty Research

Attracting and retaining top researchers and thought leaders in their field of experience is crucial to the mission of the Bauer College.

Academic Centers of Excellence

At Bauer, being in the center of the dynamic growth of Houston, we have the opportunity to bring together top-notch academics and industry professionals, research professors and professors of practice to create relevant centers of knowledge.

Centers of Excellence are named to provide financial stability and investment in necessary areas of study to continue to build our business community. The Centers range from the study of Houston’s economic Forecast to excellence in sales to the University-wide initiative of Global Energy Management.

Contact our Office of Development to discuss your interest in the Centers of Excellence.