The Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) Office works to engage corporations and philanthropic organizations in the education, research, and community outreach mission of The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA). It develops and sustains mutually beneficial partnerships between corporations and foundations and UTPA’s faculty and students. We act as liaisons by providing resources and opportunities for the enhancement of relationships with UTPA academic colleges, departments, and programs. Partnership opportunities include: philanthropic support, research projects, student recruitment, special events, conferences, and participation on advisory councils and steering committees. This broad engagement of corporate and foundation partners serves to strengthen UTPA as a leading Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS).