Donated by Henry Samueli, the chairman of the Broadcom Corporation, and his wife Susan Samueli, the multi-million dollar gift will increase the number of students and faculty, and bolster research and entrepreneurship in the school.
Following this latest gift, the Samuelis will have contributed more than $188 million to UCLA specifically, and more than $478 million in total to the University of California system as a whole.
The engineering school was named after Henry Samueli in 2000 following a $30 million gift that supported various initiatives. Since then, the Samuelis have donated $10 million to support the establishment of endowed professorships, and an additional $20 million to support undergraduate students through scholarships and internships.
“Henry’s start mirrors that of so many of our students and alumni,” Jayathi Murthy, the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean of Engineering, said. “He’s a first-generation American who used his engineering education to carve a path to success. His impactful and continuing contributions to the telecommunications industry have been nothing short of remarkable.”
By 2028, the UCLA Samueli school plans to enroll a minimum of 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and add approximately 100 professors in fields such as engineering in medicine, quantum technologies, and sustainable and resilient urban systems.
Henri Samueli, a UCLA alumnus, worked as a full-time professor of electrical engineering at UCLA from 1985 to 1995. He later went on to co-found the world’s largest semiconductor and infrastructure software companies firm, Broadcom Inc.