Dean’s Fund for Educational Excellence & Innovation

Dean’s Fund for Educational Excellence & Innovation

A gift to the Dean’s Fund will support Dean Tambra Jackson’s priorities and vision for the School of Education. The Dean’s Fund ensures there are unrestricted resources available that will allow the school to remain innovative and competitive while moving forward Dean Jackson's vision to advance teaching, research, and community engagement with faculty and staff.

The Dean has launched three new initiatives to date to support student success and faculty and staff leadership and development. The Ghana Study Abroad program is the newest initiative and has been approved for three years.

Representatives from the School of Education including undergraduate students and a graduate assistant led by faculty fellow Dr. Tina O’Neal will travel to Ghana for a two-week immersive experience to learn about the intersection of inclusive education and cultural competency.

Learn more about the programs that are integral to recruiting and retaining high quality staff and supporting student success.

Give a gift to the Dean's Fund today

Join the Dean's Circle!

Gifts of $500 or more to the Dean’s Fund for Educational Excellence & Innovation will be recognized in the Dean’s Circle, the School of Education’s new recognition society.  

In addition to being recognized as a founding member of the Dean’s Circle, there are opportunities to engage with Dean Jackson throughout the year. There are two levels within the Dean’s Circle to support the Dean’s Fund and the School of Education. Recognition will be extended on an annual basis.


  • Personal visit with the Dean 
  • Invitations to VIP receptions 
  • And those benefits listed below 


  • Recognition as a founding member of the Dean’s Circle 
  • Invitation to annual reception for members of the Dean’s Circle 
  • Opportunities to attend other school-related events such as lectures and faculty programs 

Contact Amanda Lawson, Director of Development, to learn more: (317) 274-6837 or