Faculty Chairs and Professorships

Faculty Chairs and Professorships

The need to recruit and retain qualified, gifted, and nationally renowned faculty is critical to accomplishing the goals set forth within the pillars and priorities of our academic strategic plan and this campaign. The new programs, new endowed chair positions, and the graduate fellowships needed to provide mentorship to undergraduate students and scholarly research that enhances Baylor's presence within its priority areas will only be accomplished with the Baylor Family's support of endowment.

Prestigious chairs and professorship positions, secured by endowed funds dedicated to the long-term support of programs and research, will help the University attract outstanding Christian scholars who currently only find this support in larger state schools and private universities that have forfeited their faith foundation. The funding of graduate fellowships to provide research support, while helping to attract highly qualified and high-achieving graduate students, will also ease the burden to help faculty remain in the classroom, a hallmark of the Baylor experience.

Additionally, a growing endowment impacts the University's goal to hold tuition costs at levels that make a Baylor education accessible to students from all walks of life. A robust endowment is the foundation upon which Baylor will rise.

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Apr
5
2022
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2022) – Baylor University today announced a $3 million gift from Jim and Sharon Harrod of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, establishing an endowed faculty chair position to support exceptional scholarship and transformational learning within the Honors College and the study of great thinkers who have stood at the intersection of the Christian faith and culture at large.
Feb
3
2022
WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2022) – Baylor University today announced a significant milestone as gifts and pledges to the Give Light Campaign have surpassed the initial goal of $1.1 billion, marking the campaign as the largest and most successful fundraising effort in the University’s 177-year history.
Dec
16
2021
WACO, Texas (Dec. 16, 2021) – Baylor University has been named a Research 1 university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, joining the nation’s top-tier research institutions as a doctoral university with very high research activity and elevating Baylor as a preeminent Christian research university.
Dec
9
2021
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2021) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $1.5 million from the Deerbrook Charitable Trust of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Harris and Anne Clark of Dallas to establish the Louise Herrington School of Nursing’s (LHSON) first endowed faculty position.
Aug
23
2021
Baylor University Libraries has surpassed $10 million in gifts and pledges of support, exceeding its initial fundraising goal set at the beginning of the Give Light Campaign. Nearly 900 alumni, parents, staff, faculty and others have given to Baylor Libraries as part of Give Light.
Apr
23
2021
On April 14, Baylor University held its third annual Baylor Giving Day. For 24 hours, Baylor’s alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends came together to give back and shine a light on the things they hold dear here. Baylor saw 3,942 people, foundations and organizations give to every academic unit and to all areas of the University, with a total of more than $1 million given to celebrate Baylor Giving Day.
Apr
15
2021
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2021) – Baylor University today announced an estate gift from John and Eula Mae Baugh, creating an endowed chair in physics. The Eula Mae and John Baugh Chair in Physics, which will receive matching funds through the Baylor Academic Challenge, will provide faculty funding within the department of physics and focus on innovative research and teaching in the area of materials science.
Apr
1
2021
WACO, Texas (April 1, 2021) – Following a nationwide search, Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced today that Sandeep Mazumder, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Economics at Wake Forest University, has been selected as The William E. Crenshaw Endowed Dean of Baylor's nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. His appointment is effective July 1.
Nov
19
2020
WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2020) – Baylor University today announced a $1.5 million gift commitment to help establish a new endowed faculty position within the Hankamer School of Business, honoring Dean Terry S. Maness, D.B.A., on his upcoming retirement and years of service.