Endowed professorships and chairs are the hallmark of a great university. They bring recognition to the chairholder, the department, and the university. They are a time-honored means of attracting eminent scholars and retaining outstanding faculty and are lasting tributes to the generous donors who establish them. President Stanley's goal is to create a total of 100 professorships and chairs over the next five years. Already he's more than doubled the number of endowed professors and tripled the number of endowed professorships in the humanities and arts.
|Peter Carravetta, PhD
Alfonse M. D'Amato Endowed Chair in Italian American Studies
|Suzanne D. Fields, MD
Leslie P. and Muriel Oberleder Professor in Geriatric Medicine
|Arthur Grollman, MD
Evelyn G. Glick Professor of Experimental Medicine
|Benjamin J. Luft, MD
Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine
|Basil Rigas, MD, DSc
William & Jane Knapp Chair in Pharmacological Sciences
Marvin Kuschner Professor & Chair of Pathology
|Vincent W. Yang, MD, PhD
Simons Chair in Medicine
The Investiture Ceremony
Investiture ceremonies formally invest the university's faculty member in their endowed positions. The ceremony celebrates the achievements of outstanding faculty and their important contributions to research and teaching. The ceremony also provides another opportunity for the campus community to recognize and honor the generous donor who funded the endowed position.