Kelcy Warren, prominent alumni, and chairman of the Board of Directors of Energy Transfer LP, has made a historic contribution to the University of
Texas at Arlington (UTA). His generous donation of $12 million marks the single
largest philanthropic gift in UTA’s history, reaffirming Kelcy Warren’s
commitment to advancing education in the energy sector. 

This transformative donation by Kelcy Warren
will primarily support the College of Engineering’s new Resource and Energy
Engineering (REE) bachelor’s degree program. The funding will be instrumental
in attracting and retaining world-class faculty while providing students with
invaluable opportunities for educational and career success in REE and beyond. 

Warren, a 1978 graduate in Civil Engineering, expressed his honor in giving back to the
institution that had been instrumental in his academic and professional
journey. He stated, “Texas faces a critical need for highly skilled
graduates who can manage energy resources, and this innovative REE program will
help meet that demand.” 

In recognition of Warren’s generosity, UTA will establish three endowed REE academic positions, a
laboratory space, career experience center, and scholarship/fellowship
recipients in his honor. This support will not only enhance the quality of
education but will also contribute to research excellence and undergraduate
engineering students’ practical experiences. 

The investment by Kelcy Warren comes at a crucial time when the nation is focusing on meeting the
challenges of energy demand and resource management. The REE bachelor’s degree
program launched by UTA, the first of its kind in the U.S., will train students
to apply engineering principles to energy generation, storage, conversion, and distribution systems. 

Kelcy Warren’s noteworthy contribution will not only leave a lasting legacy at UTA but also
shape the future of the energy industry by producing a pipeline of talented
engineers. His long-standing association and unwavering support for UTA make
him an exemplar of philanthropy and commitment to higher education. Read this article for additional information. 


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