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Office of the Provost

Endowed Chairs and Named Professorships

Appointment and Reappointment

Appointment to an endowed chair or a named professorship (hereafter referred to as "chairs") is intended to be the university's most prestigious recognition for continuing scholarly achievement and distinction. Nominations for appointment and reviews for reappointment follow policy ACAF 1.21 Appointment and Review of Endowed Chairs and Named Professorships [pdf].

Submit Chair Nominations Portfolios

Reviews for chair reappointment may be submitted here beginning in January 2021. Please return to this page at that time to submit portfolios. In the interim, for new chair nominations, please contact the Director of Faculty Affairs directly at

If you need assistance with matters related to chair appointments or reappointments, please contact the Office of the Provost at 803-777-2808 or

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