When the University launched Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic University in 2019, one of the primary goals was to sustain the excellence of our faculty through an increased commitment to scholarship, research, training, and engagement.
Thanks to the generous support of our community for Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic University, we have exceeded our goal of establishing 12 new endowed chairs to attract and retain outstanding scholars from all disciplines.
The 13 new endowed faculty chairs include:
- The Ascension Endowed Chairs in Acute Care Geriatric Nursing (2)
- Aaron and Alisa Barkatt Endowed Professorship of Environmental Chemistry Fund in the Department of Chemistry
- The Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Endowed Professorship
- Dr. Louis Corvese Endowed Chair in Chemistry
- Dr. Louis Corvese Endowed Chair in Physics
- Centesimus Annus Della Ratta Family Chair
- Galasso Family Endowed Chair in Physics
- Mrs. Grace P. Hobelman Endowed Chair in Catholic Moral Theology
- The Knights of Columbus Endowed Professor of Law and the Catholic Tradition
- The Bishop Basil H. Losten Endowed Professor and Chair in Ukrainian Theology
- Nelson H. Minnich Endowed Chair in Early Modern Church History
- The James H. and Mary F. Moran Endowed Professorship in the Origins of Church Teachings
Endowed professorships are valuable on many levels. Not only do they attract and retain top scholars, but they help to support research. Endowing a chair also means that position is funded in perpetuity, enabling a continuity of study.
“The value of these positions goes beyond the money invested in them. The returns are made permanent by the spreading of knowledge and the enabling of discovery, which in turn attract both more students to the University, as well as other stellar faculty.”
— Provost Aaron Dominguez
Published on: Thursday, October 27, 2022