Missouri University of Science and Technology



We haven't met yet, but I am the new Vice Chancellor for Advancement at Missouri University of Science & Technology. I’ve only been in Rolla a short time, but I'm thrilled to be involved in a project that has caught fire among Chemical Engineering alumni and has the potential to transform the Chemical and Biological Engineering department at your alma mater.

Very recently, one of your fellow alumni pledged $5 million to help build a new building for ChBE at S&T. Since that time, things have been moving very fast and several alumni and members of the Chemical Engineering Academy have stepped forward with additional commitments to bring this project to fruition.  To date, we have raised $6.6 million toward the $8 million goal that will allow Chancellor Carney to seek approval from the University of Missouri Board of Curators for an additional $14 million in bond funding. The alumni who have led the way with early gifts believe the project represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make S&T's ChBE department one of the best in the nation.

I've posted information on the alumni website that gives you all the details on the project, as well as news about recent progress in the department.  I hope you'll take some time to read the information and consider your opportunity to participate.  Naming gifts range from $25,000 to $1 million and can be paid over three to five years.  Corporate matching gifts may be counted toward your commitment and all donors will be recognized on signage inside the building. Many alumni who are not interested in a naming opportunity at this time have made pledges of all sizes because they want to be a part of this very exciting project. I’ve seen a groundswell of support like no other for this project and I'd be delighted to tell you more if you are interested in considering a gift.

However, time is short.  We must raise the remaining $1.4 million by the end of April.  I hope you'll consider this opportunity to participate in a transformational moment at S&T. I look forward to hearing from you.


Joan Nesbitt
Vice Chancellor for Advancement
Missouri University of Science & Technology

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