Faculty Support

At the heart of every great university are scholars whose work is supported by endowed funds.  Professorships and chairs create opportunities for Texas A&M University-Commerce to attract and retain outstanding faculty members who will enhance students' academic experiences and the institution's reputation.  

Professorships and Chairs

Distinguished University Chair

Provides substantial salary support for a faculty member and related research, library and travel expenses.  If the gift is substantial enough it may provide a full salary.  Dean, or appropriate academic officer, determines specific criteria with approval of the President.

$2,000,000

Distinguished Chair

Provides annual amount applied toward the salary and related research, library and travel expenses.  Dean, or appropriate academic officer, determines specific criteria with approval of the President.

$1,000,000

Chair

Provides annual amount applied toward the salary and/or related research, library and travel expenses.  Dean, or appropriate academic officer, determines specific criteria with approval of the President.

$500,000

Distinguished Professorship

Provides annual amount applied toward the salary and/or related research, library and travel expenses.  Dean, or appropriate academic officer, determines specific criteria with approval of the President.

$250,000

Professorship

Provides annual amount applied toward the salary and/or related research, library and travel expenses.  Dean, or appropriate academic office, determines specific criteria with approval of the President.

$100,000

Faculty Fellowship

Provides annual amount applied towards faculty member's academic area of greatest need.

$50,000

Endowed Graduate Research Award

Graduate students work collaboratively with faculty on important research projects. ($2,000 per year for three years.)

$75,000

All levels can be provided in one payment, or built to the level over a five year period.