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Endowed Chairs and Named Professorships

Appointment to an endowed chair or a named professorship (hereafter referred to as "chairs") is intended to be the university's most prestigious recognition for continuing scholarly achievement and distinction. In the selection of an individual for these appointments, teaching ability, character, industry, dedication, promise, stature and productivity in research and scholarship, artistic and creative accomplishment and the best interests of the university are taken into consideration.

Endowed chairs and named professorships are established to attract and retain outstanding faculty who have distinguished themselves through their teaching, research, scholarship and creative works.