At UW-Green Bay, endowed chairs allow the University to hire established scholars with national and international reputations. The faculty members who are chairholders receive recognition for personal achievements in their fields, and the satisfaction that the University supports research and quality teaching in their discipline. Students are challenged and guided by exposure to the highest quality academic leadership.
The University’s first named endowed chair was established in 2003 to honor John P. Blair and his impact on the national broadcasting landscape.
In 2009, it was announced that a generous contribution from the Cofrin family would transition the Cofrin Professorship in Management to the Austin E. Cofrin Endowed Chair in Business beginning in 2014.