$100,000 Donation Given to UTPB Engineering Program

$100,000 Donation Given to UTPB Engineering Program

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - It was an exciting day for the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

The university was given $100,000 in support of the new Engineering Program.

The money will be used to establish an endowed professorship.

Bill Watts, a retired UTPB faculty member, was the generous donor.

The University is also looking at bringing in a brand new engineering building.

The price tag for the building is $60 million dollars.

School officials requested tuition revenue bonds for the facility.

State lawmakers will consider the request in January.