Office of the Foundation Relations

The Office of Foundation Relations works to help faculty, academic departments and the Southwestern community obtain funding from external agencies to strengthen the University’s programs.  Our office can:

  • Assist in locating funding sources from a wide range of government and private entities
  • Work with you to develop strategies and approaches that are appropriate for the planned recipient of your proposal
  • Coordinate proposals involving several departments or groups to address campus-wide needs or fund interdisciplinary projects
  • Share previously compiled information on Southwestern and its students, faculty, facilities and programs - or develop new background materials as required by funding agencies
  • Help with budget preparation     Sample Budget

If you have questions, please contact one of us directly:

Larkin Tom

Director of University Relations - Foundation Relations. x1578

Becky Rodriguez

Senior Administrative Assistant - University Relations. x1482

John McCann

Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Institutional Assessment. x1233

Christine Vasquez

Senior Administrative Assistant - Academic Administration. x1752