For over 111 years, the stories of East Tennessee State University’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors have been woven together to tell a much bigger story – the story of an institution improving the quality of life for the people of the Appalachian Highlands. Today, like never before, ETSU is poised to leave a lasting impact.
That is why we ask you to join us in the Campaign for ETSU. You have the opportunity to transform the lives of our students and change the landscape of higher education.
A lifetime of hopes, dreams, and aspirations
Your investments in the Campaign for ETSU provide resources necessary to enable our students to achieve a lifetime of hopes, dreams, and aspirations. These investments carry forth as our students graduate and leave our campus empowered to improve their communities and the world.
Our Priorities (Goals)
23.5M for Faculty
The Campaign for ETSU will empower our faculty through opportunities such as distinguished professorships and chairs as well as new endowments. Faculty are the lifeblood of ETSU. The minds and lives of tomorrow’s leaders are influenced by them. Through their teaching and research, our faculty share new knowledge and shape new ideas.
The Campaign for ETSU will provide critical matching funds required by the State of Tennessee for future building and renovation projects, breathing new life into our campus home. Facilities help transform the experience of our students, impacting everything from where they learn to where they sleep.
$40.5M for Facilities
*As of 6/30/22, an additional $10.6M in Unrestricted funding has been secured.
Lt. Gen (Ret.) Ron Hite, Campaign Chair | Fall Branch, TN
Janet Ayers | Nashville, TN
Gordon Ball | Knoxville, TN
Mike Browder | Bristol, TN
Jan Brown | McLean, VA
Richard Clarke | Woodstock, GA
David Farmer | Knoxville, TN
Carroll Gentry | Penhook, VA
Casey Hammontree | Signal Mountain, TN
Tammy Hawes | Brentwood, TN
Thomas Kwasigroch | Johnson City, TN
Don Raines | Gray, TN
Mark Thomas | Atlanta, GA
Lorisa Williams | Atlanta, GA
Guy Wilson | Jonesborough, TN
Eleanor Yoakum | Tazewell, TN