University of Vermont

Video: Event Honors Endowed Professors

For the first time in its long history, the University of Vermont paused on April 16 to specifically honor dozens of its best and brightest faculty members with an Investiture Ceremony for endowed chairs and professors. More than fifty faculty were recognized in the colorful program in Ira Allen Chapel.

The day also recognized the donors whose generous gifts over the years have created UVM’s endowed chairs and professorships. Donations that create a faculty endowment help to pay for a professor’s salary, as well as enhancements to the recipient’s teaching, research, and other scholarly activities using annual earnings on the donation.

Watch a video that captures the event and shares the perspectives of faculty, UVM leadership, and donors on the importance of endowed positions.