Support for faculty
Outstanding faculty members are the most precious resource of any university and the single most important factor in determining the university’s reputation for excellence. Generous donors to the university have established endowed chairs and professorships in every college to recognize talented, distinguished faculty. Funds that are established to support faculty development confer prestige to the holder of the named fund, and draw attention to the role that philanthropy plays in faculty development.
The importance of philanthropic support for faculty cannot be overemphasized. Recruiting and retaining faculty is a key theme in K-State’s Vision 2025 strategic goal to become a top 50 public research institution by 2025. And, the state of Kansas is also a partner in recruiting and retaining faculty at Regents’ institutions through the Faculty of Distinction program.
Check out the stories below to learn more about how individuals and corporate partners were inspired to make a difference at Kansas State University through support for faculty.
Related stories about faculty support
First recipients of the College of Business Administration’s new Edgerley Outstanding
Instructor Fellowship named
Two award-winning instructors in Kansas State University's College of Business Administration are being honored as the first recipients of the college's new Edgerley Outstanding Instructor Fellowship.
K-State and NAMA: preparing milling professionals for 100 years
A milling company creates new faculty award for the College of Agriculture.
VIDEO: Second-generation alum builds on father’s foundation
The Johnson family provides support for faculty in the College of Engineering and other areas at K-State.
VIDEO: Massachusetts couple establishes first endowed deanship at K-State
The Edgerly family supports dean position in the College of Business Administration.
Recognizing potential: Faculty award jumpsstarts research
Mary Ruth Bedford provides support for faculty in the College of Human Ecology.