A Lasting Impact

Bauer College Remembers Charles T. “Ted” Bauer’s Transformational Gift

Published on July 10, 2023

In the summer of 2000, Charles T. “Ted” Bauer had the vision for Houston to have a leading business school, generously giving an historic $40 million gift that transformed the college, which now bears his name: the C. T. Bauer College of Business.

“The Bauer College has truly become what Mr. Bauer intended,” Bauer College Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair Paul A. Pavlou said. “We’ve built a world-class business school with faculty whose research shapes scholarly research and informs practice, nationally ranked programs driven by industry need that prepare students for career success, a passionate and engaged alumni base, and perhaps more importantly, opportunities for all worthy students to thrive and reach their fullest potential.”

Through the C. T. Bauer Foundation’s support, the college has established and grown the Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program, which provides undergraduate students with enrichment opportunities that emphasize a focus on developing self, relationships and others, through workshops, writing exercises, service projects, assessments and a reflection paper.

Their support has also established the Ted Bauer Undergraduate Business Scholarship program, a scholarship that allows students to attend school full-time while funding their last two years of college.

This week, the college will celebrate Bauer’s enduring legacy, recognizing the impact his vision has had on the college by sharing the direct impact made on the lives of Bauer students on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.