Brij & Sunita Agrawal Donate $1 Million for UH Sugar Land

By Juhi Varma

HOUSTON: The University of Houston received a $1 million donation from Sugar Land entrepreneur Brij Agrawal and his wife Sunita to fund new lab equipment at the UH College of Technology building in Sugar Land, the school announced Tuesday.

The building’s ground-floor auditorium will be named the Brij and Sunita Agrawal Auditorium.

“I am thrilled to know the impact this gift will have on the students and faculty in terms of access to state-of-the-art equipment in a modern academic building and campus in Sugar Land,” said Brij Agrawal, a UH alumnus.

“I am grateful to Brij and Sunita Agrawal whose generosity will enhance the educational experience for our students and researchers to help create the next generation of technology innovators,” University of Houston President Renu Khator said. “Having access to state-of-the-art lab equipment is critical to building the skills necessary to excel in today’s rapidly developing technology workforce.”

Born in Lakhanpur, India, Agrawal moved to Houston at age 17 and attended night school at UH while working full-time. He graduated from UH’s Cullen College of Engineering in 1988 with a degree in mechanical engineering. The Agrawals are longtime supporters of the university.