The Endowed Chairs for Eminent Scholars program is designed to enhance the recruitment and retention of distinguished university faculty at institutions throughout Louisiana. It is a highly competitive program that pairs a $60% private sector match with a 40% Board of Regents award to endow a chair to be filled by a scholar of high renown and great ability.  Chairs are established in any discipline at a $1 million total endowment (a $600,000 private gift and a $400,000 match by the Louisiana Board of Regents).

An endowed chair must be filled through a national search, and the committee conducting the search must include at least one individual recognized as an expert in the field of the chair.  While a chair recipient may be selected from within the affected campus, this may only be done when a national search has been conducted.

Chairholders are held to standards of performance, which require that they maintain a continuing record of scholarly and creative endeavors, leadership activities, exceptional teaching, attraction of high-quality students and enhancement of the State’s economy.
  • Alumni and Friends Endowed Chair in Business

    The person who holds the Alumni and Friends Endowed Chair in Business will provide scholarly leadership to the Department of Business Administration and will mentor others in research and publications. This person will have expertise in the field of management or marketing. The Chair will engage meaningfully and effectively with the business community; develop and supervise student internships; develop and implement appropriate research and publication initiatives; mentor faculty colleagues on the opportunities for business education; contribute meaningfully to the review, improvement, and development of academic courses and programs, and assist the Department as it works to obtain ACBSP accreditation. The Chair will give undergraduates direct experience in a wide array of areas including, but not limited to, economic development, productivity enhancement, research, demonstration projects, marketing, management, non-profit operation, and strategic planning.
  • Scott O. Brame/Cleco Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship

    The person who holds the Scott O. Brame/Cleco Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship will strengthen the Central Louisiana region with a stronger educational program in entrepreneurship and business which contributes to the expansion of the local and state economy. The holder of the Endowed Chair will be a committed educator who has expertise in the field of entrepreneurship and is a recognized scholar and researcher. The Chair contributes positively to LSUA attaining ACBSP accreditation; mentor faculty in research and publications; engage actively and successfully with the business community; develop and supervise student internships; promote entrepreneurial resources available to start-up businesses; develop appropriate research and publication initiatives; and mentor faculty colleagues on the opportunities for business education.
  • Howard and Eloise Mulder Endowed Chair in the Arts

    The person who holds the Howard and Eloise Mulder Endowed Chair in the Arts will provide much-needed support to faculty in arts disciplines but also will enhance the academic development of students enrolled in arts or arts-related programs. The Chair will be in a position to provide students with opportunities to showcase their creative talents, skills and research at undergraduate conferences, at performance venues, and local and regional galleries.

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