Thank You from UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson
To Generous Friends and Donors of UALR:
I would like to offer my sincere appreciation to you for helping us reach a major milestone in the university’s history – the completion of our first comprehensive campaign to address multiple needs across the campus. The success of our campaign can only be attributed to the dedication and kindness of our friends and supporters.
It’s Time for UALR served as a focused and concerted effort – guided by a dedicated Campaign Steering Committee and development staff – to raise funds for scholarships, programs, facilities, and other campus needs. It also provided the opportunity to highlight the many innovative and distinctive programs that the university provides. Now more people are aware of the commitment the university has to the success of our students as well as to the growth and development of our community, state, and region.
We not only met but exceeded our goal – twice. This is impressive and uncommon. In a time when many institutions struggled to reach their initial goals, we were raising ours. This says a lot about the people who work for and support our university.
Everyone who was involved in the campaign should take pride in knowing that every gift, whether $1 or $1 million, will help UALR make a difference in the lives of the people the university serves. The next generation of great innovators, thinkers, and leaders will obtain a quality education to serve as a foundation for their future success in part because of your generosity. When you read about their accomplishments in magazines and newspapers, remember that you helped them get to that point.
Attached you will find a brief video from several students, faculty, and staff, thanking you for your support of the campaign.
Again, thank you! Your investment in UALR’s future is making a difference now and will continue to make a difference in the future for our students, faculty, staff, our community, and our state.
Joel E. Anderson