presidents circleThe President’s Circle at The University of Texas-Pan American is truly that – a “circle” of very special friends who are dedicated to ensuring a bright future for the University while at the same time giving the gift of education to the many talented students who choose to study here.

By encouraging the exploration of the wonders of anthropology and the arts, technology and teaching, engineering and English, mathematics and modern languages, sociology and the sciences, UTPA and the UTPA Foundation are inspiring the next generation of thinkers and dreamers whose invention and courage will transform our region and our world.

The Trustees of the UTPA Foundation invite you to join them in supporting President Robert S. Nelsen and his extraordinary work on behalf of the University and all of South Texas. With an unrestricted annual gift of $1,000 or more to the President’s Circle, you can join an ever-growing number of alumni and friends who are providing President Nelsen the flexibility to address one-time needs and take advantage of special programs and other unexpected opportunities unsupported by state funding that will enhance the teaching and learning environment for our faculty and students – today and in the future.



Join The University of Texas-Pan American Foundation
in transforming lives

Become a member of the President’s Circle today

Annual membership at the levels noted below may be held by an individual, jointly by a couple, or by a foundation or corporation, which will designate a representative to be listed on the membership roster. Corporate matching gift programs may be used to qualify for membership. (Membership period is from September 1 to August 31 each year.) Gifts may be made through the Foundation or directly to the University.

Membership Level

Annual Gift

Gold Circle


Silver Circle


Bronze Circle



Your membership in the President’s Circle qualifies as a tax-deductible gift to UTPA, less fair market value of any benefits received, as defined in the Internal Revenue Code.

Benefits of Membership

  • Invitation to annual President’s Circle events and other special gatherings2011 summer commencement President Nelsen at podium picnik
  • Inclusion on Donor Honor Rolls
  • Annual President’s Circle progress report, detailing the impact of your investment
  • Within the President’s Circle, a series of messages from the President exclusively for President’s Circle members
  • Los Arcos magazine, published twice a year by UTPA
  • Invitations to select cultural and athletic events
  • VIP Parking on campus
  • UTPA Library privileges

To learn more about the President’s Circle, please contact:

Yvette Padilla
Director of Stewardship and Annual Giving
Development Office
The University of Texas-Pan American
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, Texas 78539
Telephone: (956) 665-5301
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Latest News