A gift from Danny and Lenn Prince of Dallas will establish The Danny and Lenn Prince Chair in the Baylor School of Social Work, a position that will greatly enhance the school's development of programs to prepare professionals in the field of gerontology.
"This chair is an investment that transforms what the School of Social Work can do in the preparation of social workers to be advocates and resources for older adults to come, when we cannot even yet imagine what the opportunities and challenges will be for aging adults and their families," said Dr. Diana Garland, dean of the Baylor School of Social Work. "The resources the Prince family have provided will support not only a faculty member to bring focus to this important stage of human life in what we teach our students, but also the research we conduct and the models of care we are able to develop. Endowing a faculty position and the research that faculty member will be able to lead with students--there is no more meaningful way I can think of to invest in generations to come."
Prince is president of Paramount Healthcare, a provider of services to the senior adult population through a variety of stages of care that include pharmacy services, rehabilitation services and long-term care. The company serves the San Antonio and Dallas areas with corporate headquarters in Ruston, La.
"My passion is to establish Baylor as a major participant in the national and worldwide discussion of gerontology--of how we appropriately and adequately meet the needs of this growing senior population through an interdisciplinary approach," Prince said.
In addition to having previously made a significant contribution for the Residential Care of Older Adults Initiative at the Baylor School of Social Work, which envisions a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) built on or near the Baylor campus, the Princes have served on The President's Scholarship Initiative Steering Committee. Danny Prince also serves on the board of advocates for the School of Social Work.
The Princes have four children, Lauren Prince Golden, BBA '00, JD '03; Leslie Prince Crowell, BS '03; Lindsey Prince Owens '05; and Daniel Robert Prince, BBA '07.