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Chairs & Professorships

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette awards numerous chairs and professorships to faculty members who personify excellence in scholarship, research, and teaching. These honors recognize current faculty and serve to recruit future faculty.

UL Lafayette has 22 Endowed Chairs; each of these is valued at $1,000,000. Base funding for each Chair was provided by the combined efforts of private donors and the State of Louisiana. For every $600,000 in private donations, the Board of Regents Support Fund (BORSF) matched $400,000. In addition to the BORSF Chairs, the University also has two Endowed Chairs funded entirely through private sources. The most recent addition to the University's funded chairs is an Endowed Super Chair in Telecommunications valued at $2,000,000.

The University has received funding for more than 233 BORSF Endowed Professorships valued at $100,000 each. Funding these professorships was also a joint endeavor by private donors and the State of Louisiana. Donors provided 80% of the funds and BORSF provided 20%. Additionally, the University has funded 29 Endowed Professorships through private sources.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette 2021-22 Professorship Holder Information

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Guidelines For Endowed Chairs

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Policy Guidelines For Endowed Professorships

Chair - Discretionary Spending Procedures

Professorships - Discretionary Spending Procedures

Board of Regents Policies

UL Lafayette Endowed Professorship Budget Proposal Template

BANNER BUDGET CHECK New Self Service Professorship or Chair Query

Online Application
Please contact your college administrator for information regarding the application process.

Annual Reports
Information to be spent to the holders.

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