Policy 2104 - Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund Endowed Chairs Program
WWW Posting Date: 1/15/2002
Responsible Office: Vice President for Academic Affairs
Reference: Board of Regents
The goal of the Endowed Chairs Program is to assist colleges and universities primarily in attracting, but also in retaining, eminent scholars who, over the long term, will contribute significantly to the enhancement of the overall infrastructure of higher education in Louisiana. This Program is highly leveraged by its requirement of a three-to-one private-sector match: at least $600,000 in private-sector funds is a prerequisite to receiving Support Fund matching funds of $400,000, maximum, thereby creating a (minimal) $1 million endowed chair.There are two subprograms: the Competitive Program and the Bequest Program.
Louisiana Tech has received donor gifts and matching funds from the Board of Regents Support Fund to establish the following $1 million endowed chairs:
- T. L. James Eminent Scholar Chair - Civil Engineering
- Pipes Eminent Scholar Chair - Mechanical Engineering
- Harold J. Smolinski Eminent Scholar Chair - Accounting
- Elva J. Mann Eminent Scholar Chair - Human Ecology
- F. J. Taylor Eminent Scholar Chair - Journalism
- Eminent Scholar Chair in Construction
- Max P. & Robbie L. Watson Eminent Scholar Chair in Biomedical Engineering
- George E. Pankey Chair in English
Complete Guidelines concerning Board of Regents Support Fund Endowed Chairs are available on the Internet: http://web.laregents.org/programs/borsf-programs/ or in the Office of Academic Affairs.