All University of South Carolina system institutions will be closed through the end of the spring semester. Columbia campus virtual instruction will continue through the end of the Summer II semester (Aug 1). Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.
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.