Division of University Advancement 


Powering the Patriot Community

When we rise as one at The University of Texas at Tyler, we empower today’s and tomorrow’s Patriots in pursuit of their futures through scholarships, other funding opportunities and engaging academic and experiential programs. These efforts help cover the cost of tuition and reflect our commitment to providing an affordable, applied education, paving the way to opportunity and equipping our students to uplift the East Texas region and beyond.

The Division of University Advancement plans and coordinates these initiatives — from managing and allocating donations to holding events that fund institutional scholarships. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we promote student success and increase UT Tyler’s visibility.


About University Advancement

The Division of University Advancement encompasses UT Tyler’s development and alumni relations operations. These two areas work together to maximize philanthropic contributions to the university and to actively engage alumni in the life of their alma mater.

What We Do

Increasing understanding and support for institutional goals, the Division of University Advancement manages fundraising activities, volunteer-driven programs and special events that enhance the visibility and extend the reputation of the university.

Our Staff

The Division of University Advancement consists of multiple collaborating teams: University Advancement, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, Special Events, Community Engagement, Advancement Services and Development. Learn more about each member’s role, background and how to get in contact.

University Advancement Development Board

Meet the individuals helping bring many University Advancement events, campaigns and programs to fruition.

Give to UT Tyler

Understand how you can foster the success of current and incoming Patriots. Explore ways to give, including to individual colleges, programs and university services.

Make a Donation

Fundraising Events

Our longstanding events contribute to multiple university scholarship funds. To attend, review all dates, times, locations and ways you can sponsor.

Hole in One golfer

Southside Bank Million Dollar Hole-in-One

For the past 30 years, this event, in which amateur golfers compete for a $1 million prize, has helped support various university scholarships.

volunteers at Patriot Golf Classic

BMW of Tyler Patriot Golf Classic

Since 1986, one of our largest fundraising events has helped us extend scholarships to students on all three campuses.

participants at Longview golf tournament

Longview University Center Golf Tournament

Through a partnership with the Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation, proceeds from this event help us provide scholarships to veteran, active duty and reserve students, as well as their families, planning to pursue their education at Longview University Center.


Contact Us

University Advancement

Phone:  903.566.7110

Your involvement and determination help the UT Tyler community rise as one. Reach out to University Advancement to learn more about making a donation, sponsoring an event or volunteering.

Ways to Give