Dean's Fund for Excellence

Helping enhance students' academic experiences

On behalf of the students of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, we express our sincere appreciation for all the alumni and friends who have contributed to the Dean’s Fund for Excellence. The Dean’s Fund allows our students to participate in educational and career-enhancing opportunities they otherwise might not have had. We are profoundly grateful for their support. 

Reasons to give

  • Annual support helps sustain scholarships and financial aid. Nearly 98% of UNI students receive some type of financial aid.
  • Gifts to the Dean’s Fund provide students with the best possible educational experience during their time at UNI by enriching their education in ways that will stay with them for a lifetime. Experiences like these give students an edge as they apply for graduate or professional school, and as they search for a job.
  • ‌You can support important study abroad opportunities, immersing students in a unique learning environment and encouraging personal and intellectual growth.
  • Your annual support can help provide travel funding, allowing students to enhance and challenge their skills, meet others in their field, and promote fellowship in the social sciences.
  • The Dean’s Fund allows the dean to fund opportunities and activities where funding from other sources is either limited or non-existent.
Alissa Spidell

Annual Giving

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences alumni and donors are as diverse as our different class offerings, but they all share one thing in common: a strong desire and commitment to give back to the college and university that means so much to them. We want to thank each of you who have made a contribution. Your support is pivotal to the delivery of a quality education to our students! Our goal, when working with alumni and donors, is to find a way for them to support their passion and vision. Your gifts are an investment in students, faculty and programming. It is important that you, our supporters, see a return on that investment.

Alissa Spidell, ’14
Director of Development
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences  //  319-273-5985