Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Office of the Provost

About Named Professorships

Through the generosity of friends, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is able to award named professorships to support the scholarly work of outstanding faculty.

The University’s first named professorship was created in 1980 in memory of S.W. Frankenthal. The following three—in memory of Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin, Herbert Fisk Johnson, and Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg—were established during the University’s $2.5 million capital campaign. In 1987, Philip and Elizabeth Hendrickson established a professorship to benefit faculty members in professional and graduate studies. During the most recent capital campaign, the University established two new professorships through the generosity of Frederick Baer and Patricia Wood Baer as well as a professorship in management honoring Austin E. Cofrin. 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.