The World Needs

For more than 100 years, Bowling Green State University has focused on providing a quality student experience that changes lives and careers. Within our supportive campus community, faculty and staff make BGSU a special place for our students and our outstanding alumni.

As a public university, BGSU embraces its responsibility to advance society through education. With quality academic programming, robust opportunities for research and service, and a focus on providing students with connections and experiences that translate to success, the University changes lives. A continued emphasis on access, excellence and value has provided a pathway for students and alumni to make a difference in the state, the nation, and the world.

Evidence of our success is also found in national rankings. BGSU was named a No. 1 public university for student engagement by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. The Economist ranked BGSU first among public universities in Ohio for boosting former students’ earnings 10 years after college by The Economist. Bloomberg Businessweek ranks BGSU’s undergraduate business programs among the top 5 percent in the nation and the top 2 percent in the world and the University earned the prestigious 2017 NCAA Award for Diversity and Inclusion.

Now, we look to build upon our success with the largest comprehensive campaign in the University’s history.

To move BGSU forward in a dramatically changing higher education environment, private resources are essential. We have identified four key areas of investment:

  • Scholarships — Private support will allow us to continue BGSU’s tradition of being a University of opportunity for students from all walks of life.
  • Named Professorships, Chairs, Coaches and Leadership Positions — Without great teachers, a classroom is just a room. Support for endowed chairs and professorships allows BGSU to recruit and retain faculty who are leaders in their fields.
  • Campus Master Plan — To create a campus that is welcoming and provides the best resources for teaching and learning, investment in new and renovated facilities is essential. From technology-friendly classrooms to premier athletic and recreational facilities, private support is crucial.
  • Named Colleges, Schools and Programs — Private naming of schools, colleges and programs brings recognition and an infusion of resources to BGSU in support of strong academic and co-curricular offerings.

I invite you to join me as we build the future of this great University. As we begin our campaign efforts, we know that this endeavor will require the support of the entire Falcon community. But this isn’t just a movement to strengthen BGSU — I believe we are changing lives for the world.

Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D.
Bowling Green State University

When I look at the things happening at BGSU, I’m excited about the possibilities and I’m inspired by the challenges. Cost shouldn’t be the deciding factor when it comes to educating the next generation of great minds. More students need to be given opportunities to succeed.