ODESSA, Texas (January 20, 2018) – Collegiate Consulting completed its comprehensive intercollegiate athletic facility and advancement study for the University of Texas at the Permian Basin (UTPB). Also, as part of the study, Collegiate Consulting reviewed the previous intercollegiate athletic strategic plans.
The Collegiate Consulting study was a component of a review of the entire athletics program, which also included, separate from the Collegiate Consulting project, the hiring of the new director of athletics Scott Farmer and an updated intercollegiate athletics strategic plan. The facility assessment examined all current UTPB athletic facilities with recommendations, cost estimates and timeline. The key finding of the report were concerns with the schematic design, operations and usage of the new Kinesiology & Athletic Complex. Additional recommendations, included development of a Master Facility Plan and determining a course of action for the UTPB Gym, which does not meet athletics needs. Total estimated costs for the facility recommendations from the Collegiate Consulting report were $38.7 million.
The advancement study was a 360-degree review of current fundraising efforts by athletics as well as institutional efforts on behalf of the athletic program. Collegiate Consulting interviewed institutional, athletic and community stakeholders as well UTPB head coaches. A feasibility campaign model was developed by Collegiate Consulting, as well as gift table, survey and the identification of 50 potential donors for an athletics capital campaign. Additional recommendations include modifications in advancement resources, personnel and hierarchy. The primary concern was the lack of infrastructure and expertise to successfully plan, implement, launch and manage a capital campaign.
“The candid independent review of athletics and advancement, combined with the change of leadership and new strategic plan will enable UTPB to better position itself within the Lone Star Conference as a competitive athletic program,” stated Collegiate Consulting Managing Director Russell Wright.