Dean's Associates

The Dean's Associates program provides the dean with a broad base of annual, unrestricted resources for innovative academic opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to achieve excellence in research, teaching, and service.

In this time of economic uncertainty, the Dean’s Associates gifts mean more than ever, as this money allows the dean to fulfill needs that would otherwise not be funded.

In addition, the funds can support faculty development, summer research programs, teaching seminars, conferences, community lectures and supplement the college's development efforts.

Gift Levels

Alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations are invited to contribute $1,000 or more annually to become a member of the Dean's Associates. If your employer has a matching gifts program, these matching funds may be counted in qualifying toward your annual membership, i.e., $500 personal gift, matched by your employer, brings your total gift to $1,000.

Dean’s Associates Bronze: $1,000
Dean’s Associates Silver: $2,500
Dean’s Associates Inner Circle: $5,000


As a member of Dean’s Associates, you will be invited to participate in special college events, activities, and lectures. The dean will also communicate with Dean’s Associates at least once a year to provide an update on new and exciting things happening in the college.

Dean's Associates 2015

July 1, 2014–June 30, 2015

  • Robert E. Clark Charitable Foundation
  • Mr. Charles E. Cleveland
  • Adrienne Cox Consulting LLC
  • Ms. Maria E. Guarrera
  • Mr. & Mrs. Donald K. Hamrick
  • Ms. Nancy Hunterton
  • Mr. & Mrs. Philip M. Hymanson
  • Regent Samuel L. Lieberman
  • Ms. Francine Mazza, Enterprise Leasing Company - West, LLC
  • Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Sponer
  • Ms. Della Tilsher
  • Dr. Thomas Wong