Longtime Mays supporters Amy W. ’83 and James R. Stolarski ’83 have funded a scholarship endowment to honor the work of Jerry Strawser ’83, who stepped down as Mays Business School dean in early September to serve as vice president of finance and administration and CFO of Texas A&M University.

The $100,000 contribution will establish the Amy W. ’83 and James R. Stolarski ’83 Endowed MBA Scholarship. Distributions from the endowment will be used to provide one or more scholarships to students enrolled in the Full-Time MBA program at Mays.

Jim Stolarski, chair of the MBA Advisory Board, said he and his wife have always wanted to support Mays with a financial gift and wanted to target the MBA program. He noted that Strawser’s job change provided a good opportunity for them to provide such a gift.

“This was the best gift we could think of, and we decided to do it now as a recognition of all Jerry has done for Mays and Texas A&M,” Jim Stolarski said. “He set an extremely high bar for whoever follows him, and I know the business school is set in a good foundation, thanks to him.”


Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,600 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for faculty research. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and developing ethical leaders for a global society.