USD Gets $20 Million for Engineering School

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U-T San Diego -- Philanthropist Darlene Shiley is donating $20 million to the University of San Diego to enable the campus to create a school of engineering in a region where two large universities are already competing for the best students in one of the hottest fields in academia.

The new gift will let USD transform its small but growing engineering department into a school through the hiring of a dean, support workers, long term improvements to classroom and research space, as well as student scholarships.

“I’m doing this because my late husband, Donald, was, at his core, an engineer whose work helped save the lives of 400,000 people,” said Shiley. “I’d like to see USD turn out one or two engineers like him.” (Full Story