Many corporations donate valuable resources to universities everyday, but few maintain the unique kind of partnership that TU has nurtured with Chevron throughout the years.
For more than 40 years, alumni, faculty and students have worked closely with leaders at the global energy company to further the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences' academic and hard-sciences research goals, improving the corporation's operations through applicable solutions to field-based challenges. Perhaps the most high-profile example of the university's productive relationship with Chevron is the TU Center of Research Excellence (TUCoRE), which began in 2002 as a joint industry/research partnership.
In November 2010, Chevron took yet another transformative step in its relationship with TU by making a $1 million commitment to establish the Chevron Center for Education and Research. Ali Moshiri (BS '76, MS '78), pictured above, is president of Chevron's Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production Company. He serves as Executive Sponsor of the Chevron-TU partnership and notes this was a natural "next step" for both organizations.
Chevron's generosity to TU through its University Partnership Program totals more than $11 million, which includes support for scholarships, student organizations, department gifts and other initiatives designed to enhance the educational experience of TU students.