Endowed chairs are filled with distinguished
faculty members who spearhead important research and educate
the next generation on issues related to national security in
a global context.
The Mershon Center currently supports three endowed chairs:
• Gen. Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair
in Military History
• Wayne Woodrow Hayes Chair in National Security Studies, currently open for applications
• Chair in Peace Studies
The Mershon Center is happy to accept gifts to
support any of its endowed chairs. These gifts represent a living
legacy for donors. All funds become part of the Mershon Center's
overall endowment, which allows us to preserve these gifts in
perpetuity by investing the principal and using only the investment
income to support our endowed chairs.
Because it ensures an endless source of support for the Mershon
Center, the growth of the endowment for these three chairs is
an ongoing fund-raising priority. These funds enhance our ability
to recruit and retain world-class faculty members, and nurture
the career development of faculty members who are appointed
to these prestigious positions.