Uric DufreneAt the heart of every great academic institution is an outstanding faculty. IU Southeast is no exception.

Each day, in every school, students’ lives are changed by the wisdom, creativity, enthusiasm, and commitment of IU Southeast professors. Through their teaching, our top-notch faculty members help students reach their greatest potential; through their research and scholarly work, they unlock the doors to new ways of thinking and solving problems.

Providing faculty with the resources to do their best work is the key to both attracting and retaining top professors. However, as the cost of education continues to rise, along with a highly competitive market vying for the greatest talents in the field, maintaining a superior faculty is a challenging task. Endowed professorships and chairs are the most powerful tools that IU Southeast could have to accomplish this goal.

While the principal of an endowed gift is never spent, investment earnings from the gift may be used for many purposes: to develop materials for a new class, to purchase essential equipment, to support a student assistant, or to fund travel to a conference or research site. All of these enhancements support a single goal – to make the instructor more effective in the classroom.

Establishing an endowed academic position will link your gift to IU Southeast in perpetuity. It will create a legacy that connects your name or that of a beloved friend or family member to a proud academic tradition. There is no fund more welcome to the campus, more attractive to a professor, or more powerful in shaping the futures of our students.


Help us continue the tradition of hiring top-notch faculty through an endowed chair or professorship.

An endowed chair provides support for a faculty member’s salary and related expenses, including course development and professional activity.

Professorships  provide  support  for  travel, training, equipment, and other  academic  needs to outstanding faculty members.