Giving Opportunities


Annual Giving is the yearly appeal the College of Engineering makes to all alumni for gifts which can be used immediately to meet the College's most strategic needs. Undesignated annual gifts allow the College of Engineering to solve problems as they arise, and seize unexpected opportunities. Annual gifts to the College may be made through two primary annual programs. More


The College of Engineering encourages gifts to create endowments for student scholarships, graduate fellowships, faculty enrichment and for use by the dean of the College to meet the College's strategic objectives. These gifts are an investment in the future of the College of Engineering, providing enduring support for our students, faculty and programs. Endowment gifts are invested wisely and carefully by the University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. with only the earnings used to support the designated need. More


The College of Engineering continues to enjoy growth and success in increased enrollment, the academic strength of our students and continued expansion of our research enterprise. Our student teams are competing regionally and nationally. Our facilities are a showcase to the community and a collaborative space for students and faculty. However, in recent years, the College has been impacted by drastic budget cuts resulting in limited discretionary funding. The Felgar Society was implemented as a solution to provide the support that allows our faculty and students to excel. More


Through a planned or deferred gift, donors can reach across the generations to touch the future of the University of Oklahoma and its students. A donor may make his or her gift unrestricted so that it can be used in an area where it is needed most, or may designate the gift to benefit a favorite college, department, academic or athletic program. Planned gifts are as unique as each individual who makes one and may be tailored in a way that best serves the donor's needs, objectives, and wishes as well as those of the University of Oklahoma. More


You can help the College of Engineering through several gift methods. These gifts may be designated to certain programs or unrestricted for use where the need or opportunity is the greatest. Certain methods of giving provide tax or estate planning benefits. The University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc. staff is available to share expertise in these areas with donors, their attorneys and tax advisers. More



Jill Quintana Hughes

Jill Quintana Hughes, Executive Director of Development (405) 325-5217

Jill recently returned to the College of Engineering
development office after spending three years working
on university-wide fundraising priorities and co-founding
the OU Women’s Philanthropy Network. Jill travels across
the US visiting with Engineering alumni and friends to
secure major gifts.

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Brandon Brooks, Development Officer (405) 325-6971

Brandon came to OU as a freshman from Houston. He embraced the student experience, serving as president of the University of Oklahoma Student Association. After earning his bachelor's degree in Public Administration, he joined the staff of the President's Office as director of the President's Action Line. His most recent post was Director of Diversity and Recruitment Programs.

Tricia Tramel

Tricia Tramel, Director of Annual Giving (405) 325-4211

Tricia has served the College of Engineering 20 years,
facilitating annual giving, coordinating Board of Visitors'
meetings and planning college related events.

Karen Kelly

Karen Kelly, Director of Communications (405) 325-9037

Karen oversees communications for the College of
Engineering serving as a point of contact between
faculty members and students with the press and
managing Web site content.