2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2022  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Endowments


Endowed Academic Departments or Divisions

Endowed academic departments or divisions are established with a minimum gift of $1,000,000. Earnings from the endowment are used in perpetuity to support and enrich the educational mission of the endowed department or division.

The R. Rife and Carolyn Cole Saunders Division of Nursing

Endowed Chairs

Endowed academic chairs are established with a minimum gift of $750,000. Earnings from the endowment are used in perpetuity to attract and support outstanding professors and the departments in which they teach. Five endowed academic chairs have been established:

The Herman and Norma Walker Chair in Sociology
The Coughlin-Saunders Foundation Chair in Nursing 
Dr. Marilyn Cooksey
The Dixie Moss Music Department Enrichment Fund
The C. J. Cavanaugh Chair in Biology 
Dr. Wade Warren
The Olive Ann Rau Chair in English 
Dr. Cheryl D. Clark

Endowed Professorships

Endowed academic professorships are established with a minimum gift of $200,000. Earnings from the endowment are used in perpetuity to assist compensation of deserving professors. The following endowed academic professorships have been established:

The Bell South Professorship (Liberal Arts)  Dr. Nancy Whitlock
The James C. Bolton Professorship in Management
The W. Peterson Carter, Jr. Professorship in Biblical Studies - Dr. Justin Langford
The John and Dot Colvin Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Religion
The Richard L. Crowell Professorship in Pre-Law
Dr. Christine Reese
The Carolyn Adams Dawson Professorship in Mathematics  Dr. David Simmons
The Erroll Dawson Distinguished Professorship in Social Work 
Ms. Sheri Duffy
The Lyndon E. Dawson, Sr. Professorship in Religion 
Dr. Philip Caples
The Donald Duggan Professorship in Religion
The Durham Family Professorship in Business - Dr. Adena LeJeune
The John and Allie Fogleman Professorship in Religion 

The Ray Frye Professorship in Business  Dr. Arthur Mazhambe
The J.E. Hixson Professorship in English - Dr. Lillian Purdy
The Hogan Family Professorship - Dr. Daniel Criswell
The George F. Kirby Professorship in Chemistry 
Dr. David Elliott
The Claude Kent Kirkpatrick Professorship in
Health and Physical Education 
Dr. Carolyn Spears
The Edith Killgore Kirkpatrick Professorship in Music – Dr. Paul DeBoer
The McCormick-Huie Professorship in English/Journalism - Ms. Jill Reid
The Hubert & Madolene D. Reding Professorship in Business 
Dr. David Culp
The E.O. Wood Professorship in Communication Arts - Dr. Elizabeth Christian
        The James A. Young Professorship in Religion
- Dr. Tylitha Whatley 
Eugenia Dawson Professorship in Art - Ms. Wang-Ling Chou-Stokes
Claude & Lois Colvin Endowed Professorship in Theatre - Ms. Tabitha Huffman
L. P. Dawson Professorship in History - Dr. Scott Pickard