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Endowed Chairs

Endowed Chairs are one of the most prestigious giving traditions in universities across the United States. At UCLA, our unprecedented success and excellence during UCLA’s first century (1919 to 2019) has been made possible by the endowed chairs established by our many friends and donors.

As we embark on UCLA’s next 100 years, we are honored to invite you to establish an Endowed Chair at UCLA Education & Information Studies as a legacy investment in our faculty work to shape a better future for our nation’s knowledge sector.

Over the past year 2020, the pandemic has highlighted the need for our UCLA experts to provide more relevant and equitable K-12 educational models. The 2020 Civil Rights Movement has demonstrated the importance of our continued work and leadership in this area. The emerging issues around the internet and society and this expanding field of public interest technology are areas where we are already at the forefront. Join us in making a difference in these areas and other critical areas for our national and global information and education work.

UCLA has a responsibility to be at the very forefront of these issues and the gifts of our Endowed Chair donors lights the way to make great strides in knowledge possible.

GIVING LEVELS: 

$1 Million for a Term Chair position, which transfers eery 4 to 5 years among junior faculty
$2 Million for an Assistant Professor level position
$3 Million for an Associate Professor level position 
$5 Million for a Full Professor level position

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES: 

Endowed Chairs can be named after the donor(s) or sometimes the donor will choose to pay tribute to someone through this naming opportunity.

Priority Areas for New Endowed Chairs in Education: 

(these are suggested namings and can be determined with the donors)

The NAMED Endowed Chair in Race and Equity––To support the work of UCLA Civil Rights Project

The NAMED Endowed Chair in Race and Equity––To support the work of UCLA Black Male Institute

The NAMED Endowed Chair in Urban K-12 Education 

The NAMED Endowed Chair in Dyslexia, Diverse Learners and Social Justice

The NAMED Endowed Chair in Educational Leadership

The NAMED Endowed Chair in Immigration and Education

The NAMED Endowed Chair in Computer Science Education

The NAMED Endowed Chair in Inclusive Education

The NAMED Endowed Chair in Transformative Coaching

The NAMED Endowed Chair in Medical Education

Priority Areas for New Endowed Chairs in Information Studies: 

(these are suggested namings and can be determined with the donors)

The NAMED Endowed Chair in Global Technology and Society

The NAMED Endowed Chair in Public Interest Technology

The NAMED Endowed Chair in Critical Internet Inquiry

The NAMED Endowed Chair in Libraries as Resources for Communities

The NAMED Endowed Chair in Archival Studies

The NAMED Endowed Director of the California Rare Book School 

Note: All endowed chair gifts and namings must be approved through the University of California/UCLA process before they are finalized and established.

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Current Endowed Chairs at UCLA: 375

The Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professorship in Bibliography

  • Chair holder Johanna Drucker

The Allan Murray Cartter Chair in Higher Education

  • Chair holder Walter R. Allen

Carol L. Collins Principal’s Chair at UCLA Lab School

  • Chair holder Georgia Lazo

The Doreen Gehry Nelson Director of Design Based Learning

  • Director Jessica Heim

George F. Kneller Chair in Education and Anthropology

  • Chair holder Teresa McCarty

George F. Kneller Chair in Education and Philosophy

  • Chair holder Vacant

Pritzker Family Endowed Chair in Education to Strengthen Families

  • Chair holder Tyrone Howard

The Wasserman Endowed Deanship of Education & Information Studies

  • Dean Tina Christie

Presidential Chair in Education and Diversity 

  • Chair holder Sandra Graham

Presidential Chair in Information Studies

  • Chair holder Christine L. Borgman
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