Message from the Campaign Chair: Sharron Quisenberry
I couldn’t be more pleased to share an update on the continued support of alumni and friends for the $40 million “Pursue the Future” campaign. On June 30, we completed the third year of the campaign and the first year of the public phase. More than $30.6 million (77% of our goal) has been raised through the campaign. With two years remaining, we are encouraged with the excellent progress and remain confident the goal will be met and surpassed.
The top priority of the campaign is scholarships. The level of state funding for higher education has significantly declined over the past 20 years. As a result, private support from alumni and friends is more important than ever. The success of our campaign is extremely important to ensure there are adequate scholarship funds to allow Truman to continue attracting high-caliber students and provide the financial support they need.
In February 2016, the first of ten regional celebration events was held. Regional campaign events build momentum and support for the campaign as well as remind alumni and friends of the University’s tremendous progress and accomplishments. Over the next year and a half, regional events will continue to occur in our major alumni markets. I encourage you to join us at an event in your area that will enhance your interest and pride in “our” excellent University.
I remain excited about this campaign and the opportunities it will provide students, faculty and the University in general. Your support makes a difference and creates a sustainable foundation of funding for future generations of students while enabling the University to continue its nationally acclaimed educational programs. Truman has provided generations of students with an excellent education and vast opportunities. Your support through a financial commitment to the “Pursue the Future” campaign is one way to ensure Truman’s impact continues for generations to come.
Please join us at the regional events and consider supporting Truman State University.
Sharron S. Quisenberry, PhD
Pursue the Future Campaign