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TEXAS LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
1000 W. COURT ST.
SEGUIN, TX 78155

 

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN FOR TLU 

CAMPAIGN GOAL: $75 Million by May 2019

The following alumni, donors, and friends of TLU have dedicated their time and energy to making the Campaign for TLU a success.

Campaign Co-Chairs: Verne Lundquist and Graham Weston

Verne Lundquist is a 1962 alumnus, a recipient of TLU’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, a member of the TLU Athletics Wall of Honor, and a member of the TLU Board of  

Regents. He remains an ardent supporter of TLU and TLU Athletics through the annual fundraiser Front Row with Verne Lundquist." Since its inception in 2004, “Front Row” has raised more than $1 million for TLU Athletics. Lundquist began his professional career in sports broadcasting at KTBC in Austin, and then moved to Dallas where he was sports director at WFAA for 16 years. During his time in Dallas, 

Graham Weston is the former Chairman of Rackspace Hosting Inc., a company that grew from $1 million to $200 million in annualized revenue. He was also a founder of Geekdom 

Lundquist was the voice of the Dallas Cowboys and won seven consecutive Texas Sportscaster of the Year awards. On the national stage, Lundquist has lent his voice to ABC, TNT and CBS covering virtually all sports. Lundquist was elected to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame’s inaugural class of sportscasters, he was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame, and he is a recipient of the prestigious Vin Scully Award for lifetime achievement in sports broadcasting.

and the 80/20 foundation in San Antonio. Weston has served on the TLU Board of Regents, and he and his family continue to be engaged, enthusiastic supporters of the university. In 2014, TLU sold a financial asset previously gifted to the university by 

Weston’s father, Mr. Grainger Weston. This asset appreciated substantially and $5 million of the proceeds were dedicated to constructing the Caroline Weston Center for the Performing Arts in honor of Weston’s mother, Caroline, and her lifelong love for music and the arts. 

Today, Weston has a personal mission to create constructive environments for start-ups and entrepreneurs to flourish in the San Antonio area.

BOARD OF REGENTS CHAIR

Lewis Westerman has served on the TLU Board of Regents since 2008 and was named Board Chair in January 2017. He is senior director for the Pearl Brewery, LLC and Silver Ventures, Inc., in San Antonio, Texas.

CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

Dan Church ’81 (Regent, Houston)
Wes Peoples ’78 (Regent, Austin)
Karen Kegg ’89 (Austin)
Marty Keil ’78 (Seguin)
Stephen Wendel ’71 (San Antonio)
Jim Lindemann ’62 (Industry)

“THE TRANSFORMATION OF OUR ATHLETIC FACILITIES has been amazing and impactful. Not in my wildest dreams did I ever think that TLU students would be walking from their dorm rooms to football games on campus or that TLU would even be hosting a conference championship track meet.”

– Bill Miller, Athletic Director, TLU alumnus, and member of the 1974 and 1975 national championship football team.

"THAT IS WHY THE CAMPIAIGN FOR TLU is so important. It allows us to dream about what Texas Lutheran can become, not just what we can afford today." 

- TLU President Stuart Dorsey

"WHEN I THINK ABOUT OUR SPECTACULAR NEW FACILITY, the Caroline M. Weston Center for the Performing Arts, the word visionary comes to mind. TLU administration, generous donors, faculty, and staff worked together to create this place where artistry and creative expression meet to celebrate the arts. It serves as a wonderful testament to the importance of arts in the lives of everyone in our community, and will benefit faculty, students, and audiences for many generations to come.”

– Dr. Douglas Boyer, Director, 
School of Music and Choral Activities

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ABOUTCAMPAIGN PRIORITIESCAMPAIGN TIMELINE

CAMPAIGN PRIORITIES

WESTON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTSENDOWMENTANNUAL SCHOLARSHIPSBULLDOG ATHLETICS COMPLEX

Summer 2011

Dr. Stuart Dorsey named 15th President of TLU.

Fall 2011

Silent phase of Capital Campaign begins.

Fall 2012

  • Centennial Hall (freshman residence hall) dedication & opening.
  • Master of Accountancy program launches.
  • Center for Teaching & Learning established.

Centennial Hall

Beginning with the construction and opening of Centennial Hall in fall 2012, the TLU campus as a living learning community began to transform. Centennial Hall currently houses more than 160 first-year students and features classrooms, study rooms, a computer lab, and a game room.

Fall 2013

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship introduced.
  • Groundbreaking ceremony for Bulldog Athletic Complex.

Spring 2014

  • Katt-Isbel Baseball Field dedication of new lights.
  • Kruse Stadium / Morck Softball Field dedication.
  • First track & field event held at Bulldog Stadium.

Bulldog Stadium

Bulldog Stadium was the second, large scale construction project under Dr. Dorsey’s leadership. But Bulldog Stadium was more than a construction project. The idea of hosting football games and track and field events on campus – and not at Seguin High School’s Matador Stadium – created the opportunity for tailgating and re-energized school spirit and excitement for Bulldog athletics.

Fall 2014

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing program launches.
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry begins.
  • Bulldog Stadium hosts first-ever home football game & tailgating.
  • $17 million gift received from Weston family.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The TLU Board of Regents and Dr. Dorsey recognized that new facilities would help attract and retain students but new programs could help grow enrollment. TLU faculty, the President’s Cabinet, and the Board of Regents made the decision to invest in a nursing program that launched in fall 2014. The BSN program continues to grow each year and is one of TLU’s most popular majors.

Fall 2015

Lights, press box, & new fence added to Gustafson Soccer Field.

Fall 2016

  • Master of Science in Athletic Training launches.
  • Caroline Weston Center for the Performing Arts groundbreaking.

Spring 2017

Jim Shuler Basketball Court dedication.

Fall 2017

  • Master of Science in Data Analytics launches.
  • New Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science introduced.
  • Studio Theatre at the Weston Center opens.

Caroline Weston Center for the Performing Arts

For the TLU School of Music and Dramatic Media faculty, staff, and students, the opening of the Weston Center in January 2018 was an emotional moment because it was literally a dream come true. With state-of-the-art technology and beautiful yet functional spaces for choir, band, orchestra, and theatre, the Weston Center is a cultural center for the performing arts as it serves not just students, but the local community as well.

Spring 2018

Caroline Weston Center for the Performing Arts dedication & opening of the TLU School of Music building.

Master’s Programs

Since 2012, TLU has launched three master’s programs: Master of Accountancy (MAcy), Master of Science in Data Analytics (M.S.), and Master of Athletic Training (MSAT). The MAcy and M.S. in Data Analytics are five-year concurrent programs, and the MSAT is a 3-2 program. Students complete prerequisites in three years and enter the master’s program in years four and five.

TLU Campaign Timeline

TO DATE, WE'VE RAISED $68 MILLION. HERE'S THE IMPACT:

Investing in People

$18.9 Million

Investing in Programs

$17.1 Million

TOTAL RAISED TO DATE

$68 Million

Investing in Places

Annual Giving

$19.4 Million

$12.6 Million