Endowed faculty positions at Southern Miss help attract outstanding faculty with national and international recognition for quality teaching and research. In addition, the added expertise of these reputable educators provides the leadership to benefit and serve other faculty, students and the region. Faculty members who hold prestigious chairs and professorships are considered experts in their field and are highly regarded in the academic world.
Endowed chairs and professorships establish educational strength and prestige for the many academic departments and disciplines at Southern Miss. They greatly enhance the University’s ability to recruit and retain world-class educators in all academic fields to provide our students with a superior learning experience. Naming Opportunities
Chairs and professorships may be named after a donor, a special loved one or a memorable educator. Naming a faculty position ensures the person’s legacy will inspire many generations of Golden Eagles, linking their name with a distinguished line of educators and researchers.
An endowed chair or professorship guarantees the University’s perpetual academic strength and excellence. For more information about funding an endowment to benefit Southern Miss, please visit the endowments
For more information about establishing an endowed faculty chair or professorship in the academic area of your choice, please contact the USM Foundation.