Texas A&M University is committed to creating an environment in which faculty feel inspired and enabled to reach their full potential through academic freedom.
A strong faculty backbone is critical to ensuring that Texas A&M continues to deliver the best educational experience for all Aggies. Top-notch faculty members attract not only other superb professors but also superb students.
Through an endowed gift to the Texas A&M Foundation, you can help attract high-quality faculty to the university, increase retention, and enhance creativity and productivity. Because state funds cover only basic faculty requirements, private support is more critical than ever.
You can invest in faculty on campus in the following ways:
An endowed chair is an elite academic position held only by top professors. The endowed funds generate an annual income to pay for a professor’s research, travel costs and the salaries of his or her graduate assistants. While the endowment size varies by college, the minimum endowment for most chairs is $1 million.
Chair names are part of a professor’s title and most bear the name of the donor or the name of someone the donor honors. The professor is referred to as the holder of the chair.