University of California President Janet Napolitano has issued funds — and a challenge. Among the factors that distinguish a great university is its faculty. Bringing the best scholars and teachers in their fields to campus and supporting their work is essential to offering a top-notch educational experience. Endowed chairs are vital to that effort.
By allocating $4 million for each of the ten UC campuses, Napolitano hopes to give donors incentive to establish endowed chairs, which will give the UC system a competitive edge in attracting stellar faculty.
Recipients of the funds at UCLA include the College and the schools of business, engineering, public health, and dentistry.
“Given our ongoing budget challenges, it is imperative that we develop new models of philanthropy that recognize and honor the interests of our donors while helping UC address its long-term funding needs,” Napolitano told the UC Board of Regents.
Published June 2015