The hallmark of a great university is its faculty. Teaching, researching, innovating, mentoring, and publishing, our faculty underpin every aspect of college life. Named faculty positions are one the best ways to broaden their impact. Similar to Cambridge University’s Lucasian Chair (established in 1668 by Henry Lucas and held by groundbreaking scientists such as Sir Issac Newton and more recently Stephen Hawking), the impact of these positions can literally unfold across centuries, benefiting generations of faculty and their students and enabling a donor to create a legacy of generosity and vision.
Support faculty by giving them "your name" such as being a donor to a related program.
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Why we gave our name
Whether building a legacy, a workforce or a bright future for our students, donors give their name for many reasons.
"Way down the line, 100 years from now, it is nice to know that College of Science students will benefit from something small that we have done."
Mike and Barbara Heffner established the Michael and Barbara Heffner Endowed Professorship in Science as a planned gift.
Distinguished faculty in named positions at the College of Science
Below are the best of the best – the faculty who are leading in their fields, producing cutting-edge research and inspiring countless students in the pursuit of their educations and careers in STEM.