Faculty Excellence



“Faculty chairs provide essential professional recognition and help fund our research. They free funds for hiring more faculty members, and they give our younger faculty members something to strive for.”

—Geri Richmond
Presidential Chair and Professor of Chemistry, National Science Board member

Some of the most curious, collaborative, and creative individuals here have the ability to open students’ minds to the widest range of possibilities. We call them Our Faculty. What helps them flourish? Endowed chairs and professorships. Seed grants that enable great ideas to bloom. Research awards. And your gifts. Because of generous donors like you, the UO’s faculty is world class.

Great faculty members Inspire their students (and their peers). They bring energy and excitement to their departments, advance their academic disciplines, and lead research that results in major discoveries. They also help the UO recruit top students. 

Your gift in support of Faculty Excellence can establish an endowed chair or professorship, provide funding for vital research, help faculty members attend conferences or even fund stipends for graduate students. Read stories of the impact of gifts on faculty support.

For more info, please contact a development staff member in your area of interest.