Henry and Susan Samueli give $100 million to expand UCLA’s engineering schoolFriends and Supporters
The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has received its largest gift ever: $100 million from longtime supporters Henry and Susan Samueli.
The gift, made through the Samueli Foundation, will be used to spur the engineering school’s planned expansion, which is to continue well into the next decade and is its most significant growth since the school was founded in 1945.
UCLA Samueli plans to enroll at least 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students by 2028, up from 5,300 at the start of the expansion in 2016. The school will also seek to add approximately 100 professors over the same period of time for a roster of nearly 250. New faculty will be in emerging research areas, such as engineering in medicine, quantum technologies, and sustainable and resilient urban systems.
“Henry and Susan’s extraordinary commitment to public higher education will benefit UCLA and our larger community for generations to come,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. “Their generous continued support reflects their confidence in our university to serve the greater good.”