The breadth and depth of Dr. Manuel’s academic, administrative and philanthropic endeavors serve donors well who wish to positively impact their chosen university. He has been directly involved in working with donors to refine and articulate their intentions and objectives. His work with donors, faculty, department chairs and deans has resulted in donor funding of endowed scholarships, endowed chairs, capital projects and programmatic initiatives to enhance student experiences. Dr. Manuel’s efforts with a donor, dean, vice president for advancement and a colleague president culminated in the endowment and naming of a school with a significant eight-figure gift.
To reach similar milestones with UDA clients, Dr. Manuel works closely and carefully with each donor so that each clearly understands the goals of the chosen university and how the donor can assist in building greater excellence in the university. Dr. Manuel’s efforts to build mutual respect for excellence has resulted in successful funding of a wide array of university projects and programs in architecture, business, health sciences, international studies, music, natural sciences, performing arts, non-profit and leadership studies, and political science.