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Among the highest academic honors the University of Vermont can bestow on a faculty member is appointment to an endowed position. These positions allow the University to recognize and celebrate academic achievement, and to further encourage scholarly and service excellence.

Endowed faculty positions are a tribute to the holder and permanent legacies for the donors who establish them. Named professorships help ensure the quality and strength of the University's faculty for years to come, and permanently reflect the interests and hopes of the donors who establish and support them.

Friedman-Hipps Investiture 

The Sanford Friedman-Jerome Hipps Green and Gold Professor of Education was established by Sanford Friedman and Jerome Hipps to honor the teaching, research, and support of LGBTQ students, faculty, and administrators at the post-secondary education and public education levels, where teaching, research, and support is inclusive of LGBTQ students, faculty and administrators of color, as well as Caucasians and the non-binary categorization of gender, sexuality, sex, etc.

Story: Garvey Invested as Inaugural Friedman-Hipps Green and Gold Professor of Education

Video of the Friedman-Hipps Investiture Ceremony


  • Patricia Prelock, Ph.D. – Provost and Senior Vice President
  • Katharine Shepherd, Ed.D. – Interim Dean, College of Education and Social Services
  • Kimberly Vannest, Ph.D. – Chair, Department of Education
  • Sanford Friedman ’73 and Jerry Hipps
  • Investee: Jason (Jay) Garvey, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Department of Education

Investee Profile: Jason (Jay) Garvey, Ph.D.

Jason Garvey


Previously Endowed Faculty

Bernice Garnett, Sc.D. – Adam and Abigail Burack Family Green and Gold Professor of Education (Investiture Story >>)

Bernice Garnett


Katharine Shepherd, Ed.D. – Levitt Family Green and Gold Professor, Interim Dean (Investiture Story >>)

Katie Shepherd