Tillerson Family Commits $5 Million to Cockrell School of Engineering, Bolsters Engineering Education and Research Center
Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, and his wife, Renda, have made a personal pledge of $5 million to support the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), a 430,000-square-foot facility that will transform the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
The University of Texas at Austin has cleared a major hurdle in its effort to build the new Engineering Education and Research Center, with the UT System Board of Regents today approving a $310 million funding plan for the building.
EVENT: New students arriving at The University of Texas at Austin will gather Tuesday, Aug. 27, in front of the Tower to celebrate “Gone To Texas,” a celebration that introduces new students — including incoming freshmen and transfer, graduate and law students — to the traditions of the institution and its core purpose, values and… » Continue Reading
Gregory L. Fenves, dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named executive vice president and provost of UT Austin. His appointment was announced today by university President Bill Powers and is effective Oct. 1.