Faculty of Distinction
The College of Business Administration is honored to have the following Faculty of Distinction:
Dawn Deeter-Schmelz, JJ Vanier Chair in Relational Selling
Eric Higgins, von Waaden Chair of Investment Management
Kevin Gwinner, The Jon Wefald Chair in Business Leadership
Swinder Janda, Robert M. Edgerley Chair in Global Business
Roger McHaney, Daniel D. Burke Chair for Exceptional Faculty
Chwen Sheu, Paul Edgerley Chair in Business Administration
Diane Swanson, Edgerley Family Chair in Business Administration
William Turnley, Sam and Karen Forrer Chair in Business Ethics
About the Faculty of Distinction Program
The Kansas Partnership for Faculty of Distinction Program was enacted in 2000 to help public colleges in Kansas attract and retain highly qualified faculty with national and international reputations in their disciplines. The program, administered by the Kansas Board of Regents, creates a partnership between institutions, private donors and the state of Kansas.
The state supplements qualified gifts to an endowment association like the KSU Foundation at an interest earning equivalent. Academic institutions also are able to contribute support from endowed earnings toward the professorships. The funds can be used to supplement a professor's salary, provide additional operating support for assistants, travel equipment or other expenses of the endowed professorships.