With the establishment of an endowed chair in Business and Financial Journalism, the Baldwin Initiative will make a significant and permanent addition to the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. This will be the first chair of its kind in the school and carries great historical significance.
Endowed chairs are established to attract and retain outstanding faculty who have distinguished themselves through their teaching, research, scholarship and creative works.
Appointment to an endowed chair is the university’s most prestigious recognition for continuing scholarly achievement and distinction. In the selection of an individual for this honor, teaching ability, character, industry, dedication, promise, stature and productivity in research and scholarship, artistic and creative accomplishment and the best interests of the university are taken into consideration.
The Baldwin Chair will provide students the opportunity to learn from an accomplished journalist with expertise in business and financial journalism.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications will launch its candidate search in 2017.