A great education starts with passionate teachers and researchers. They make a difference in the lives of their students.
Decades after graduation, many alumni still remember their dedicated professors. Maybe a mentor helped them navigate a difficult class, or an instructor helped them chart a path to personal and professional success.
Endowed faculty chairs, professorships and fellowships help us compete with other universities, the corporate sector and government. They allow us to recruit and retain leading scholars and scientists. Increasing the number of endowed faculty positions at Missouri State will have multiple benefits. These faculty create positive experiences for students. In addition, more endowments keep faculty energized and relevant. A single endowed faculty member can raise the profile and standing of an entire academic department.