To advance the quality of our already exceptional faculty takes more than competitive pay and benefits and a good work environment. Attracting and retaining the best educators also requires our commitment to providing professional development opportunities for them to grow intellectually, stay current in their academic specialties and continue to be excited about teaching. When teachers show the passion they have for their profession, students are also inspired. Philanthropy helps make this all possible.
Endowed faculty chairs will be an important factor in Buena Vista’s ability to compete favorably against peer institutions in coming years. Named chairs signal that our faculty members are among the most prominent in their fields, known widely for their excellence as teachers and scholars. Faculty chairs can be a magnet for attracting top students who want to learn alongside teachers who will challenge and inspire them. See Tomorrow: The Campaign for Buena Vista University will fund as many as six faculty chairs, and other endowed faculty positions.