Academic funding priorities
School of Business Administration
The School of Business Administration at Gonzaga is committed to developing professionally competent and intellectually curious graduates who exemplify the humanistic, ethical and moral values of a Jesuit institution. Interim Dean Ken Anderson has a very distinct vision for the SBA to be an exemplar of Jesuit business education. The SBA includes a nationally renowned accounting program, a broad variety of program options, and a first-rate faculty who are actively involved in professional organizations throughout the business community.
The top priority for the School of Business Administration:
- SBA Excellence Fund – This fund covers several expenses including these high-priority initiatives that are not covered by the base budget: Student competitions (DECA), the SBA project course initiative, new course development (including a new entrepreneurship course), engagement strategies such as “Careers in Marketing Day,” and staff and faculty development. Give to the SBA Excellence Fund.
School of Education
The central theme that guides the School of Education at Gonzaga encompasses preparing socially responsible professionals who serve with care, competence and commitment. Dean Vincent C. Alfonso’s vision for the school emphasizes professionalism, scholarship, teaching, collaboration and partnership with major community groups.
Top priorities for the School of Education:
- Dean’s Discretionary Fund – This fund provides for professional development for faculty, students and staff, as well as programmatic support for students. Give to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund.
- Scholarships – Scholarships help Gonzaga’s School of Education to attract and retain talented students who go on to become exemplary educators. Reducing the financial burdens on students also provides opportunities for greater community involvement. Give to the School of Education Scholarship Fund.
School of Engineering and Applied Science
The School of Engineering and Applied Science at Gonzaga is committed to excellence in engineering education and has produced nationally-recognized faculty, students and programs. It has been ranked in the top 30 for engineering schools without PhD programs by US News consecutively for the past 4 years. Dean Steve Silliman has goals for aggressive growth in this department on the rise.
Top priorities for the School of Engineering and Applied Science:
- Dean’s Excellence Fund - This fund provides for student experiences, including: research projects, competitions, conferences, guest lecturers, and other initiatives at the discretion of the Dean. Give to the School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean’s Excellence Fund.
- SEAS Facility Expansion – This fund has yet to be established, but is a high priority as enrollment and the need for more project-based instruction increases. A fund such as this would allow for significant expansion of both the engineering and computer science facilities. Help to establish the SEAS Facility Expansion Fund.
- SEAS Research Grant or Faculty Award Fund – This fund also has yet to be established, but would provide faculty access to funds that could help them keep active and cutting-edge within their field. Help to establish the SEAS Research Grant or Faculty Award Fund.
Since 1963, Gonzaga-in-Florence has provided students with study-abroad experiences that integrate the past, present and future of European and Italian culture with the Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic education for which Gonzaga University is known. Currently, 175 students are accepted to the program each semester. Patrick Burke, Dean of Gonzaga-in-Florence has identified two top funding priorities to help the program achieve its vision of being within financial reach of all students who seek the opportunity and continuing its work as a premier study-abroad extension of an exemplary Jesuit college.
Top priorities for Gonzaga-In-Florence:
- Scholarships – This is the top funding priority for Gonzaga-in-Florence so that the study-abroad experience may be accessible to Gonzaga students of diverse backgrounds and means. Thanks to the generosity of the GU community, there are several existing scholarships intended to help students; however, there is still great need to help more students access this unique academic and cultural experience.Give to the Gonzaga-in-Florence Scholarship Fund.
- Dean’s Discretionary Fund – This fund is also a high priority for the Gonzaga-in-Florence program. It provides travel stipends, addresses student needs as they arise and supports faculty work. Give to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund.