Donor-Supported Faculty Positions

The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources Professorships Endowed Positions
Donna Anderson Endowed Professorship in Grazing and Rangelands Management
Donna Anderson Endowed Professorship in Grazing and Rangelands Management
Tamzen Stringham Donna Anderson made an estate gift to the University to create this professorship whose work is directed to maintaining the ranching tradition within the Great Basin through the improvement of rangeland management. Established: 2006. (College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources)
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Chair Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering The College of Science Endowed Positions
Arthur  Brant Endowed Chair in Exploration Geology
Arthur Brant Endowed Chair in Exploration Geology
John Muntean While working for the Newmont Mining Corporation, Dr. Arthur A. Brant was in charge of geophysical research and development. In 1991, Brant's friends and former colleagues established this endowed chair in geophysics in his name. Established: 1991. (Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering)
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Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering The College of Science Professorships Endowed Positions
John N.  Butler Endowed Professorship in Extractive Metallurgy
John N. Butler Endowed Professorship in Extractive Metallurgy
Ehsan Vahidi Established with a gift from the estate of metallurgy professor John Butler, who served as chair of the Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering and Mining Engineering Department. Established: 1986. (Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering)
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The College of Business Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) Professorships Endowed Positions
Barbara Smith  Campbell Distinguished Endowed Professor of Nevada Tax Policy
Barbara Smith Campbell Distinguished Endowed Professor of Nevada Tax Policy
Mehmet Tosun The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation established this endowed position to support a professor in economics with expertise in tax policy. The endowment honors Barbara Smith Campbell '78 (economics) and her many years of dedication and service to the Reynolds Foundation, the University and the state of Nevada. Established: 2014. (The College of Business)
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The College of Science Professorships Endowed Positions
The Clemons-Magee Endowed Chemistry Professorship
The Clemons-Magee Endowed Chemistry Professorship
Ana Bettencourt Mackay School of Mines graduate Gary Clemons '81 (earth science) and his wife, Susan Magee Clemons, established two endowed professorships in chemistry and physics to recognize professors who spark students' curiosity and creativity and motivate them to pursue careers in the fields of chemistry and physics. Established: 2012. (College of Science)
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The College of Science Professorships Endowed Positions
The Clemons-Magee Endowed Physics Professorship
The Clemons-Magee Endowed Physics Professorship
Paul Neill Mackay School of Mines graduate Gary Clemons '81 (earth science) and his wife, Susan Magee Clemons, established two endowed professorships in chemistry and physics to recognize professors who spark students' curiosity and creativity and motivate them to pursue careers in the fields of chemistry and physics. Established: 2012. (College of Science)
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Professorships Endowed Positions The College of Liberal Arts
NEH 3: Joe Crowley Distinguished Endowed Professor
NEH 3: Joe Crowley Distinguished Endowed Professor
David Rondel The third endowed professorship to be created from the NEH Western Traditions Endowment as a result of the Challenge Grant from NEH in 1994 with the goal to encourage faculty commitment to general education in the humanities. Joe Crowley served as a political science professor and chair and then as the 13th president of the University of Nevada, Reno from 1978-2000. Established: 2004. (College of Liberal Arts)
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Endowed Positions The College of Liberal Arts
David Heston Fenimore Distinguished Teaching Fellow of English
David Heston Fenimore Distinguished Teaching Fellow of English
Under Recruitment David Fenimore joined the Department of English in 1989. He saw firsthand the benefit of lecturers serving in key administrative roles. This endowment will release a promising lecturer from part of their teaching load to focus on developing pedagogy, devising new courses, and participating in undergraduate mentoring and program assessment. Established: 2020. (College of Liberal Arts)
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Chair Endowed Positions The College of Liberal Arts
NEH 2: Lincoln and Meta  Fitzgerald Western Traditions Endowed Chair
NEH 2: Lincoln and Meta Fitzgerald Western Traditions Endowed Chair
Dan Morse The second endowed professorship to be created from the NEH Western Traditions Endowment as a result of the Challenge Grant from NEH in 1994 with the goal to encourage faculty commitment to general education in the humanities. Support came from a trust established by Meta Fitzgerald. Lincoln and Meta Fitzgerald owned and operated the Nevada Club, the Fitzgerald Hotel and Casino and the Nevada Lodge at Lake Tahoe. Established: 1998. (College of Liberal Arts)
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University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professors Term Positions
University of Nevada, Reno  Foundation Professor
University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor
Greta de Jong The Foundation Professor program recognizes and salutes University professors for outstanding achievements, particularly in research and teaching. The award is for a three-year period during which the individuals selected receive an annual stipend to be used for professional endeavors. Candidates for the award are nominated by their deans and funding for the professorships is provided by the University's Foundation. Established: 1983.
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University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professors Term Positions
University of Nevada, Reno  Foundation Professor
University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor
Matthew Forister The Foundation Professor program recognizes and salutes University professors for outstanding achievements, particularly in research and teaching. The award is for a three-year period during which the individuals selected receive an annual stipend to be used for professional endeavors. Candidates for the award are nominated by their deans and funding for the professorships is provided by the University's Foundation. Established: 1983.
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University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professors Term Positions
University of Nevada, Reno  Foundation Professor
University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor
Wei Yang '94 M.S., '97 Ph.D. The Foundation Professor program recognizes and salutes University professors for outstanding achievements, particularly in research and teaching. The award is for a three-year period during which the individuals selected receive an annual stipend to be used for professional endeavors. Candidates for the award are nominated by their deans and funding for the professorships is provided by the University's Foundation. Established: 1983.
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Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) Chair Endowed Positions The College of Liberal Arts
Don Frazier & Don Fowler Endowed Chair in Prehistoric Great Basin Archaeology
Don Frazier & Don Fowler Endowed Chair in Prehistoric Great Basin Archaeology
Chris Morgan During his life, the late Don Frazier '96 (honorary doctor of humane letters) established an endowment in honor of Professor Don Fowler and in support of studies relating to Great Basin prehistoric archaeology. At Frazier's passing in 2017 and with the realization of a planned gift, the endowment has been converted into an endowed chair. Established: 2000. (College of Liberal Arts)
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The College of Science Professorships Endowed Positions
Reynold Clayton  Fuson Endowed Chemistry Professorship
Reynold Clayton Fuson Endowed Chemistry Professorship
David Leitner Reynold Clayton Fuson was an American chemist who spent 14 years at the end of his career as a distinguished visiting professor at the University. Fuson considered his students and colleagues his family and divided his substantial estate between several universities to support students, lecturers and professorships. Established: 1984. (College of Science)
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Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering The College of Science Professorships Endowed Positions
Fred D.  Gibson, Jr. Endowed Professorship in Science
Fred D. Gibson, Jr. Endowed Professorship in Science
Scott Mensing Fred D. Gibson '51 was an outstanding leader in the U.S. chemical industry for more than 50 years. He was named by the University as Alumnus of the Year in 2010 and received an honorary doctorate from Nevada in 1999. Established: 1999. (College of Science and Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering)
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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) Chair Endowed Positions
Harry and Lillian  Gilbert Movement Disorders Endowed Chair
Harry and Lillian Gilbert Movement Disorders Endowed Chair
Under Recruitment Harry Gilbert was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the early ‘70s, and Lillian cared for him, largely on her own. A strong supporter of UNR Med, Lillian was passionate about supporting research and clinical programs to improve care for patients with Parkison’s and other neurological disorders. Established: 2016. (UNR Med)
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Chair Endowed Positions The College of Liberal Arts
Grace A.  Griffen Endowed Chair in American History
Grace A. Griffen Endowed Chair in American History
C. Elizabeth Raymond Grace A. Griffen desired her appreciation of the West to be preserved through academic publications and public involvement. She left a gift to the University in her estate providing for this chair in history. Established: 1987. (College of Liberal Arts)
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Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) The College of Science Professorships Endowed Positions
Sara Louise  Hartman Endowed Professorship in Physics
Sara Louise Hartman Endowed Professorship in Physics
Andrei Derevianko Leon W. Hartman was a professor of physics from 1909-38 and served as the president of the University of Nevada, Reno from 1938 until his death in 1943. This fund was established with a gift from his estate and is named after his daughter, Sara Louise, who passed away while a student at the University. Established: 2017. (College of Science)
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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) Chair Endowed Positions
Mick  Hitchcock, Ph.D. Endowed Chair in Medical Biochemistry
Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D. Endowed Chair in Medical Biochemistry
Dr. Peter Jones Michael (Mick) J.M. Hitchcock, Ph.D. '17 (honorary doctor of humane letters) has worked for more than 30 years in the biopharmaceutical industry and became passionate about the field of research as a graduate student researcher. Hitchcock established this fund to support a tenure-track faculty position that will focus on medical biochemistry. Established: 2014. (UNR Med)
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Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) The College of Engineering Professorships Endowed Positions
Ralph E. & Rose A.  Hoeper Endowed Engineering Professorship
Ralph E. & Rose A. Hoeper Endowed Engineering Professorship
Krishna Pagilla Ralph E. Hoeper '51 (electrical engineering) and his wife, Rose, were pioneers in California independent telephony. This professorship was made possible through a bequest from the Rose Hoeper Estate. Established: 2019. (College of Engineering)
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The College of Engineering Chair Professorships Endowed Positions
Ralph E.  Hoeper Endowed Professorship in the College of Engineering
Ralph E. Hoeper Endowed Professorship in the College of Engineering
Shamik Sengupta Ralph E. Hoeper '51 (electrical engineering) and his wife, Rose, were pioneers in California independent telephony. In Ralph's memory, Rose made possible the first endowed professorship at the College of Engineering. Established: 2006. (College of Engineering)
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The College of Business Professorships Endowed Positions
The Hopping Endowed Professorship in Entrepreneurship
The Hopping Endowed Professorship in Entrepreneurship
David T. Croasdell Established by the Charles and Ruth Hopping Foundation, this endowed professorship will have the primary role of enhancing the entrepreneurship program, including the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition. Established: 2012. (The College of Business)
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Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) The College of Science Professorships Endowed Positions
The JT Endowed Professorship in Physics
The JT Endowed Professorship in Physics
Jonathan Weinstein Dr. CS Chen '64 (physics) and Rufina Chen established the JT Endowed Professorship in Physics out of an appreciation for the mentorship Dr. Vernon Frazier provided CS while he was a student at the University. Established: 2017. (College of Science)
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Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering Term Positions The College of Science Professorships
The Kinross Term Professorship in Mining Engineering
The Kinross Term Professorship in Mining Engineering
Javad Sattarvand Kinross, producer of gold, silver, barite, lithium carbonate and mined magnesite, established this professorship to invest in the growth of the Department of Mining Engineering. Established: 2013. (Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering)
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Chair Endowed Positions The College of Liberal Arts
Mamie  Kleberg Endowed Chair in Historic Preservation
Mamie Kleberg Endowed Chair in Historic Preservation
Carolyn White Mary Etta Sugden, the daughter of Mamie Kleberg, established this endowed chair to support historic preservation in Nevada. It was one of the first such chairs among the nation's universities dedicated to historic preservation. Established: 1978. (College of Liberal Arts)
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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Chair Endowed Positions
The Kratter Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine
The Kratter Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine
Dr. Mordechai Lavi Real estate investor Marvin Kratter gifted stock to the University in his estate plans to establish a chair devoted to research and teaching in the field of geriatric medicine in the School of Medicine. Established: 1980. (UNR Med)
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Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism Chair Endowed Positions
Paul A.  Leonard Endowed Chair for Ethics and Writing in Journalism
Paul A. Leonard Endowed Chair for Ethics and Writing in Journalism
Caesar Andrews At Nevada, the Leonard family name has been synonymous with higher education and philanthropy for decades. The estate of Gwen Leonard '37 (history) provided that part of her estate would create a chair in the Reynolds School of Journalism in honor of her late husband, Paul A. Leonard '36 (journalism). Established: 2007. (Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism)
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Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) The College of Engineering Term Positions Professorships
Victor LaMar  Lockhart Professorship in Aeronautical Engineering
Victor LaMar Lockhart Professorship in Aeronautical Engineering
Petros Voulgaris Victor Lockhart, a Lake Tahoe realtor, established this endowment to provide for faculty in the Aerospace Engineering Program and as a result, support Nevada’s established and growing aerospace industries. Established: 2018. (College of Engineering)
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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Professorships Endowed Positions
Louis E.  Lombardi, M.D. Endowed Professorship in Family Medicine
Louis E. Lombardi, M.D. Endowed Professorship in Family Medicine
Dr. Daniel Spogen Louis Lombardi, M.D., a physician for the University athletics program, a member of the Board of Regents and a University alumnus, played a vital role in establishing the University of Nevada School of Medicine. This fund was created in his name by family and friends to support teaching and research in the School of Medicine. Established: 2000. (UNR Med)
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Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering The College of Science Endowed Positions
The Mackay School of Mines Endowed Curator
The Mackay School of Mines Endowed Curator
Garrett Barmore Funded in part by a major gift from the W.M. Keck Foundation, this endowment provides for the Mackay School of Mines curator at the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum. Established: 1987. (Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering)
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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Chair Endowed Positions
H. Edward  Manville, Jr. Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine
H. Edward Manville, Jr. Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine
Under Recruitment H. Edward Manville was an early supporter of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and served on both the UNR Med and the College of Education & Human Development advisory boards. Established: 1985. (UNR Med)
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The College of Business Professorships Endowed Positions
Charles N.  Mathewson Endowed Professorship in Entrepreneurship
Charles N. Mathewson Endowed Professorship in Entrepreneurship
Frank M. Fossen Charles Mathewson, former president, CEO and board chairman of IGT, established this professorship in an effort to expand the curriculum and provide long-term resources to facilitate student engagement in entrepreneurial and startup ventures. Established: 2014. (The College of Business)
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Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) The College of Engineering Professorships Endowed Positions
E.W.  McKenzie Foundation Civil Engineering Endowed Professorship
E.W. McKenzie Foundation Civil Engineering Endowed Professorship
Under Recruitment In honor of E.W. McKenzie ’43 (civil engineering) and his wife, Genevieve, this fund will provide help the College of Engineering attract and retain top faculty members in civil engineering. Established: 2019. (College of Engineering)
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Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) The College of Science Professorships Endowed Positions
Trevor J.  McMinn Endowed Professorship in Biology
Trevor J. McMinn Endowed Professorship in Biology
Matt Forister Mathematics Professor Trevor McMinn served 25 years at the University, retiring in 1988. After his passing, the University received a gift from McMinn's estate, which was used to create professorships in the College of Science. Established: 2015. (College of Science)
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Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) The College of Science Professorships Endowed Positions
Trevor J.  McMinn Endowed Professorship in Physics
Trevor J. McMinn Endowed Professorship in Physics
Roberto Mancini Mathematics Professor Trevor McMinn served 25 years at the University, retiring in 1988. After his passing, the University received a gift from McMinn's estate, which was used to create professorships in the College of Science. Established: 2015. (College of Science)
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Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) The College of Science Professorships Endowed Positions
James K. and Lois Merritt Mikawa Distinguished Endowed Professorship in Clinical Psychology
James K. and Lois Merritt Mikawa Distinguished Endowed Professorship in Clinical Psychology
Mariann Weierich The late Lois Merritt Mikawa '80 M.Ed., '87 Ed.D. established this endowed fund, through her retirement account, for ethnic minority graduate students in clinical psychology to honor her husband, 27-year Clinical Psychology Professor James K. Mikawa, Ph.D. An ethnic minority himself, James Mikawa was keenly aware of the circumstances minority students face. Established: 2006. (College of Science)
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Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering Term Positions The College of Science Professorships Endowed Positions
The Nevada Gold Mines Professorship
The Nevada Gold Mines Professorship
Pengbo Chu Nevada Gold Mines, the gold industry leader, supports the Mackay School through this visiting professorship. Established: 2010. (Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering)
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Chair Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering The College of Science Endowed Positions
The Newmont Endowed Chair in Minerals Engineering
The Newmont Endowed Chair in Minerals Engineering
Carl Nesbitt The chair supports the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering in recognition of the importance of higher education in the academic areas critical to the minerals industry. Established: 2008. (Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering)
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Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering The College of Science Professorships Endowed Positions
The Newmont Endowed Professorship in Mining & Metallurgical Engineering
The Newmont Endowed Professorship in Mining & Metallurgical Engineering
Manoj Mohanty Newmont has generously supported the University for more than 50 years. Newmont established this endowed faculty position to recognize the importance of higher education in the academic areas critical to the minerals industry, as well as the Mackay School’s long and illustrious history as an institution that provides top-quality training for mining professionals. Established: 2003. (Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering)
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The College of Science Professorships Endowed Positions
Daniel A. and Edith E. O'Keefe Endowed Professorship for the Mackay School
Daniel A. and Edith E. O'Keefe Endowed Professorship for the Mackay School
Wendy Calvin In honor of Daniel O’Keefe ’42 (mining engineering) and Edith O’Keefe ’42 (economics), this endowed professorship in the Mackay School of Mines was established through an estate gift. Established 2000. (Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering)
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Orvis School of Nursing Chair Endowed Positions
Arthur Emerton  Orvis Endowed Chair in Nursing
Arthur Emerton Orvis Endowed Chair in Nursing
Under Recruitment Reno resident, financier and philanthropist Arthur Emerton Orvis and his wife, Mae, have made a tremendous impact at Nevada. This professorship provides for a published professor with research grant application and management experience and teaching and service awards. Established: 1981. (Orvis School of Nursing)
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Professorships Endowed Positions
Vail  Pittman Endowed Professorship in Journalism
Vail Pittman Endowed Professorship in Journalism
Donica Mensing Through an estate gift from Ida B. Pittman, this endowed position was created to honor Vail Pittman, the 19th Governor of Nevada. After moving to Nevada in 1904, Vail Pittman briefly worked in the lumber and coal industry before owning several newspapers and moving into politics, serving as governor from 1945-51. Established: 1985. (Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism)
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Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism Professorships Endowed Positions The College of Liberal Arts
Vail  Pittman Endowed Professorship in Political Science
Vail Pittman Endowed Professorship in Political Science
Carolyn Warner Through an estate gift from Ida B. Pittman, this endowed position was created to honor Vail Pittman, the 19th Governor of Nevada. After moving to Nevada in 1904, Vail Pittman briefly worked in the lumber and coal industry before owning several newspapers and moving into politics, serving as governor from 1945-51. Established: 1985. (College of Liberal Arts)
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The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) Professorships Endowed Positions
Frank R. & Joan Randall Endowed Professorship in Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Frank R. & Joan Randall Endowed Professorship in Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Jonathan Greenberg Frank Randall '56 (business administration) served on the Foundation Board of Trustees from 2001-06. Frank and his wife, Joan, established this professorship to encourage and support professors who work to preserve and steward the environment and its natural resources. Established: 2013. (College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources)
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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) Chair Term Positions
Nell J.  Redfield UNR Med Chair in Pediatrics/Pediatrician-in-Chief of Renown Children’s Hospital
Nell J. Redfield UNR Med Chair in Pediatrics/Pediatrician-in-Chief of Renown Children’s Hospital
Dr. Max Coppes With the goal of taking additional concrete steps to improve the health of children in northern Nevada, the Nell J. Redfield Foundation has pledged funding for a joint chair of Pediatrics at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine/pediatrician-in-chief of Renown Children's Hospital. Established: 2014. (UNR Med)
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Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism Chair Endowed Positions
Donald W.  Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism
Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism
Alan Deutschman The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation established this endowment to provide support for the business journalism program in the Reynolds School of Journalism. Established: 2008. (Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism)
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Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism Chair Endowed Positions
Donald W.  Reynolds Endowed Chair in Media Entrepreneurship
Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Media Entrepreneurship
Under Recruitment The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation established this endowment to provide support for the media entrepreneurship program in the Reynolds School of Journalism. Established: 2000. (Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism)
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Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism Chair Endowed Positions
Donald W.  Reynolds Endowed Chair in New Media Technologies
Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in New Media Technologies
Under Recruitment The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation established this endowment to provide support for the media entrepreneurship program in the Reynolds School of Journalism. Established: 2000. (Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism)
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Professorships Endowed Positions The College of Liberal Arts
NEH 1: Jean  Sanford Distinguished Endowed Professorship
NEH 1: Jean Sanford Distinguished Endowed Professorship
Jason Ludden The first endowed professorship to be created from the NEH Western Traditions Endowment as a result of the Challenge Grant from NEH in 1994 with the goal to encourage faculty commitment to general education in the humanities. Support came from the Sanford Endowment with the goal to introduce issues related to aging. An estate gift from Carson City pioneer Jean Cameron Sanford established the Sanford Endowment and the Graham and Jean Sanford Center for Aging. Established 1997. (College of Liberal Arts)
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The College of Business Chair Endowed Positions
Philip G.  Satre Endowed Chair in Gaming Studies
Philip G. Satre Endowed Chair in Gaming Studies
Bo Bernhard Philip G. Satre, a former lead executive for Harrah's, was honored by the Harrah's Foundation at his retirement by establishing this endowed chair in his name. Established: 2004. (The College of Business)
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Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism Chair Endowed Positions
Fred W.  Smith Endowed Chair
Fred W. Smith Endowed Chair
Alan Stavitsky The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation established a permanently endowed position to be occupied by the dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism and named in honor of the chairman of the Las Vegas-based Reynolds Foundation. Established: 2007. (Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism)
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Building What Comes Next (since July 1, 2013) Chair Endowed Positions The College of Liberal Arts
Rick & Cathy  Trachok Endowed Chair in International Studies
Rick & Cathy Trachok Endowed Chair in International Studies
Eugene Park To bolster the global perspective the University is fostering, Nevada System of Higher Education Regent Rick Trachok '74 (agriculture) and his wife, Cathy '76 (Spanish), established the Rick & Cathy Trachok Endowed Chair in International Studies to support a faculty member engaged in international studies in one of the disciplines within the College of Liberal Arts. Established: 2019. (College of Liberal Arts)
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Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering The College of Science Professorships Endowed Positions
Peter  Vardy Endowed Professorship in Engineering Geology
Peter Vardy Endowed Professorship in Engineering Geology
Scott McCoy A 1955 Mackay alum in geological engineering, the late Peter Vardy exemplified a unique combination of entrepreneurial business acumen and engineering proficiency. In recognition of his exceptional career and 47 years of professional service in the areas of solid, hazardous and medical wastes management, Vardy was named the 2003 Mackay Alumnus of the Year. Established: 2017. (Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering)
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The College of Science Professorships Endowed Positions
Seneca C. and Mary B.  Weeks Endowed Professorship
Seneca C. and Mary B. Weeks Endowed Professorship
Tin-Yau Tam Mary Lea Benson Weeks was a 1902 State Normal School graduate from the University. She married miner and cattle rancher, Seneca Weeks, in 1907. She left an estate gift to the University to establish a chair in the basic sciences. Established: 1983. (College of Science)
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Professorships Endowed Positions The College of Liberal Arts
NEH Endowment for  Western Traditions
NEH Endowment for Western Traditions
Katherine Fusco The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1965 to support research, education and public programs in the humanities. In 1996, University leadership applied for NEH funding and was awarded a grant to match private funds that were donated to establish permanent funding for humanities faculty positions at the University. Established: 1996 (College of Liberal Arts)
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Endowed Positions The College of Liberal Arts
The Distinguished Visiting  Writer in Residence Endowment in English
The Distinguished Visiting Writer in Residence Endowment in English
Various Visitors Established by an anonymous donor, the Distinguished Visiting Writer in Residence Endowment has supported bringing countless authors, poets and screenwriters to campus. Most recent visitors include author and poet Lee Herrick, science fiction and fantasy author Fonda Lee, and film critic Michael Phillips. Established: 2009. (College of Liberal Arts)
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