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Saint Joseph Seminary College / Louisiana Board of Regents Endowed Professorship Program

Saint Joseph Seminary College participates in the Louisiana Board of Regents Endowed Professorship program for the purpose of recruiting and retaining excellent faculty for its academic programs. Funds drawn from the endowed professorships are used to support salaries and professional development activities for faculty named to these prestigious positions.

A Board of Regents Endowed Professorship is established by a $100 thousand fund. Sixty percent of each professorship is contributed by the Seminary College through regular fund raising activities and private and corporate donations. Forty percent of each professorship is contributed by the State of Louisiana, from the Louisiana Educational Quality Support Fund, through the Louisiana Board of Regents. Each endowed professorship is occupied by a faculty member approved by the Administrative Council of the Seminary College, in accordance with policies published by the Board of Regents.


Board of Regents Endowed Professorships

MALACHY BURNS ENDOWED PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY I, II, AND III
Established in 2002 (Malachy Burns I), 2006 (Malachy Burns II), and 2007 (Malachy Burns III) by generous gifts from the Saint Joseph Seminary College Alumni Association, regular fund raising activities by the Seminary College, a generous anonymous donation, and support from the Louisiana Board of Regents
Held by the Reverend Thomas Gwozdz, S.D.B, Ph.D., Senior Professor of Philosophy

ABBOT DAVID MELANCON ENDOWED PROFESSOR I AND II
Established in 2004 by a generous gift from the Saint Joseph Seminary College Alumni Association and support from the Louisiana Board of Regents
Held by Russ Pottle, Ph.D., Academic Dean and Senior Professor of Literature

MONSIGNOR HENRY BEZOU ENDOWED PROFESSOR
Established in 2005 by a generous gift from the Saint Joseph Seminary College Alumni Association and support from the Louisiana Board of Regents

ROLAND AND KAY TOUPS ENDOWED PROFESSOR
Established in 2006 by a generous gift from Mr. Roland and Mrs. Kay Toups and support from the Louisiana Board of Regents

MONSIGNOR REYNOLDS ENDOWED PROFESSOR
Established in 2006 by a legacy from the estate of Monsignor John Reynolds and support from the Louisiana Board of Regents

FRIENDS OF THE COLLEGE I AND II
Established in 2006 by generous donations to the Seminary College 2006 Leadership Appeal, a generous gift from an anonymous benefactor, and support from the Louisiana Board of Regents

VINH, ANH-MINH, AND DUC PHAM ENDOWED PROFESSOR
Established in 2007 by a generous donation from Vinh, Anh-Minh, and Duc Pham, regular fund raising activities by the Seminary College, and support from the Louisiana Board of Regents

HAROLD CALLAIS ENDOWED PROFESSOR
Established in 2007 by a generous donation from Mrs. Gloria Callais in memory of her late husband Harold and support from the Louisiana Board of Regents