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Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Endowed chairs and professorships are created to recruit and retain superior faculty whose research, teaching, or public service contribute to educational excellence. The original fund stays intact and the annual interest benefits a named professor.

From a donorís perspective, it is a wonderful way to support dental education in perpetuity while creating a legacy for an individual or a loved one.

The minimum contribution for a professorship is $60,000, which is matched with $40,000 from the state of Louisiana to create a $100,000 endowment.

The minimum contribution for a chair is $600,000, with a $400,000 match from the state to create a $1 million endowment.

According to the American Dental Education Association, faculty recruitment and retention is one of the most critical challenges facing dental schools nationwide. Establishing endowments such as professorships and chairs provide important annual income to attract and reward quality faculty within the institution.

To view a current list of endowed chairs and professorships, click here.

Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations to learn more.

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