Named in honor of significant benefactors to the college, each professorship recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding performance in instruction, scholarship and service, while serving as a positive role model for students. Recipients receive a salary stipend to further advance their work and, in most cases, retain the professorship for a specific number of years.
Alfred Adams Banking Professorship
L.M. (Bud) Baker, Jr. Professorship
Beroth Oil – Four Brothers Professorship
Beroth Professorship of Marketing
Harlan E. Boyles Professorship
Duane D. Daggett Professorship in Management
Dean’s Club Professorship
Dean’s Club Ethics Fellow
Freeman Insurance Professorship
John W. Guffey, Jr. Professorship
Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Ethics
Independent Insurance Agents of NC Insurance Professorship
NC Bankers Professorship
Kenneth E. Peacock Accounting Professorship
Wayne L. Sumner Insurance
David A. Thompson Professorship in Applied Investments
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Eligibility and Selection
- Only tenure-track faculty within the College of Business are eligible to receive a professorship.
- Only one professorship may be held at any given time, but past recipients may be eligible for other professorships.
- A recipient will retain a specified professorship for a period of two years, renewable for a maximum four years total. The two-year terms may be consecutive.
- A recipient will receive a salary supplement equal to the payout allowed on the endowment for the professorship. The recipient may request that some of the total be paid for work-related expenses instead of the salary supplement. The recipient will receive other state allocated salary increases earned without regard to the salary supplement. (The total supplement is projected to be $4,000 per year.)
- The Dean of the College of Business will solicit nominations prior to the fiscal year in which a professorship will become open. Self-nomination is not encouraged.
- The Dean is encouraged to consult with various College constituencies in selecting a recipient of a professorship, but a selection committee is not recommended.
- The Dean may select someone who is not nominated.
- The Dean will decide the recipients of open professorships for the following year by the close of the spring semester.
- A recipient must have a demonstrated record of outstanding performance in instruction, scholarship, or service, and a record of performance in all three of these areas which meet expectations.
- A recipient must have a record of representing the College well and serving as a positive role model for students.