Legislature aims to cut UT Austin budget and seize its property

The University of Texas at Austin helps fuel our economy and benefits all Texans. It’s one area of the state’s infrastructure that represents true excellence.  The Legislature cannot cut its way to prosperity when it comes to The University. The

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Alert: Permanent University Fund Busting Legislation

Legislation has been filed that would ‘bust’ the Permanent University Fund and give funds to UH, Texas Tech, and colleges included in the Texas Constitution. ‘Busting’ the PUF would have a negative impact on The University, especially at a time

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The Legislature is back in session; Abbott makes key appointments

The Texas Legislature is back in session. This is an exciting time for everyone involved in supporting The University as we prepare to advocate in favor of several priorities that will maintain UT Austin as an institution of the first

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Save the Date: October 4, 2016!!!

Save the date for an Evening with President Greg Fenves and Athletic Director Mike Perrin in recognition of their leadership at The University of Texas at Austin.   The event is Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in the Home of Kay

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Photos from Governor Abbott Event Available Online

The Friends of The University PAC event with Governor Greg Abbott in Austin on March 23rd was a great success. A photographer was present for the event, and we are making those photos available online for you. You can view the

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An Evening with Greg Abbott Was a Great Success!!!

  Our event with Gov. Greg Abbott was held last week at the beautiful home of John Schweitzer, overlooking Lady Bird Lake with a great view of the Austin skyline (including The Tower). We had great attendance at the event.

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$500 Tickets to Gov. Abbott Event Available Online!

Tickets are now available for the Friends of The University PAC’s Evening with Greg Abbott on March 23rd from 6-7:30pm. If you would like to purchase tickets to the event, visit our website: www.aneveningwithgregabbott.com Tickets are $500 per person. You

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Save the Date: March 23, 2016!!!

Our Board of Directors is proud to announce that Governor Greg Abbott will be the featured guest at a fundraiser for Friends of The University PAC in Austin on March 23, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Please save the date for this event. We

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PAC Board Meets: Discusses 2015-2016 Contribution Plan; Launches New Major Donor Fundraising Initiative

The PAC Board met recently to discuss the contribution plan for the 2016 election cycle and to launch the new major donor fundraising initiative. The current board members are Dr. Bill Cunningham, Chairman, Mike Cook, Treasurer, Steven Ballantyne, David Beck,

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Legislative Session Ends in Success, 2016 Election Cycle Begins

The 84th Regular Legislative Session has ended, and we had good results for The University on several issues: Under the new leadership team of Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick and Speaker Straus, funding for UT Austin increased by 4.5 percent.

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