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A named professorship is among the highest honors a university can confer on a faculty member, and these endowed chairs provide the School with a powerful recruiting tool in an intensely competitive marketplace.
Appointment to a named chair is understood throughout the academic world as a statement that a professor has a broad understanding of his or her field, an important vision for the future, and an exceptional ability to communicate that understanding and vision to others.
Named chairs also build community by attracting junior faculty members and PhD students who are eager to work with the outstanding faculty members that these chairs reward, as well as students who relish the opportunity to learn from, and interact with, such renowned and respected thought leaders.
Browse the 2012–2013 Report to Investors to see the impact your support has on the community at Columbia Business School.
Save the Date for Reunion 2015!
April 17–19, 2015: Reconnect with classmates from around the world during a weekend of faculty-led industry panels, class dinners, and networking events.