A university chair endowed by alumni or various foundations is established to attract and retain top-level faculty. The interest dollars from these endowments may provide salary, reduction in teaching loads, monies for research and travel, or all three.
Wehr Distinguished Professor of Biology (2008-2015)
The Wehr Chair is funded by the Wehr Foundation, which also provided funding for the construction of the Wehr Life Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics buildings. A most generous gift to the university.
Past Recipients of the Wehr Distinguished Professorship: