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Endowed Professorships

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Endowed professorships are a key driver of Smith’s academic enterprise and represent a unique opportunity for donors to shape Smith’s future. An endowed professorship is the highest tribute Smith bestows on a faculty member and is a key strategic investment to advance teaching and scholarship across disciplines and in new subject areas, allowing Smith to remain responsive to the needs of students now and in the future.

The financing provided by endowed professorships assures stability and continuity for the faculty member and the college, and ensures Smith students have access to great minds, creative researchers and engaged teachers.

The stature and productivity of our faculty, as both teachers and scholars, are among Smith’s most distinguishing characteristics and are key to the college’s excellence. Smith is seeking new endowed funds to secure the college’s teaching mission, open new areas of thought and inquiry, encourage the discovery of new knowledge, explore emerging interdisciplinary areas and attract exceptional scholars from around the world.

Giving Opportunities

Giving opportunities include endowing professorships, curricular investments and funding student research opportunities. You can read more in our brochure.

Learn More

For a list of priority areas and to learn more, please contact Betsy Carpenter ’93, Associate Vice President of Development, at 413-585-2052 or ewcarpen@smith.edu.

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