Rohrer College of Business @ Rowan University

The Significance of Endowed Chairs

Endowed chairs are a hallmark of great universities. Donors who establish them know that they are not only ensuring academic excellence in teaching and research today but that theirs is truly a gift to the future. Endowed chairs are living memorials, perpetuating the honorees’ names and signifying a permanent commitment to quality education. Such chairs set academic programs apart and offer many benefits to a university and its students. They enhance the quality of the programs and are instrumental in building prestige for the associated college. The esteemed scholars holding the positions receive recognition for personal achievements in their field, along with the knowledge and satisfaction that the university supports research and quality teaching in the discipline. Ultimately, students are challenged and guided by exposure to the highest quality academic leadership, encouraging the development of outstanding professionals, researchers and innovators.