An endowed chair embodies the highest honor the University can bestow on prominent faculty members. Endowed chairs serve as an incomparable tool with which to attract and retain scholars of proven brilliance. Named academic chairs represent reward, recognition, opportunity, and incentive. By providing specially dedicated resources for innovative research and teaching opportunities, these celebrated positions enable the most gifted faculty members, deans, directors, and department heads to excel in their scholarly activities. The income from endowed chairs may be used to provide partial salary support, and it helps fund professors’ specific teaching and research requirements – such needs as laboratory equipment, support staff, graduate assistants, research materials, and computer equipment.
Minimum Gift: $2,000,000