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The Almand R. Coleman Professorship of Business Administration This professorship honors Almand R. Coleman, who was a founding faculty member of the School. For 21 years he guided the area of Management Accounting and Control with a firm insistence on professional standards of conduct by colleagues and students. This chair reinforces a memory of him that is indelible. This professorship, established by an anonymous donor, has been supplemented by the Class of 1960.
Alumni Research Professorship in Business Administration This professorship was established in 1995 by an anonymous Darden alumnus in honor of faculty member John L. Colley, Jr. Upon Mr. Colley's retirement, the chair will be renamed for him.
The Dale S. Coenen Professorship in Free Enterprise This professorship was made possible by Mr. Harry E. Figgie of Figgie International and The Figgie Foundation to support the area of finance.
The Distinguished Professorship of Business Administration This professorship was established by the Board of Visitors to be granted by the University to a distinguished member of The Darden School faculty.
The Ethyl Corporation Professorship of Business Administration This professorship, established by the Ethyl Corporation, is to be held by an individual who is teaching a course required in the M.B.A. degree program.
The Paul M. Hammaker Professorship of Business Administration This professorship honors Paul M. Hammaker, who served on the faculty of the School from 1962 to 1973, after achieving national recognition as President of Montgomery Ward. This chair is a lasting expression of the respect and gratitude accorded him by those students who knew him.
The Isidore Horween Research Professorship Established by Ralph Horween to honor his father and in memory of his wife, Genevieve B. Horween. The income shall be used to attract and retain eminent scholars in the field of small manufacturing enterprises.
The Johnson and Higgins Professorship of Business Administration This professorship was established in honor of Henry W. Johnson and A. Foster Higgins of the firm of Johnson and Higgins founded in 1845.
The Paul Tudor Jones II Research Professorship Established in 1996, this professorship in the McIntire School of Commerce and the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration was created with a gift from Mr. Jones (College '76). The chair will support a professor who specializes in the technical analysis of financial and commodity markets and who will expose undergraduate and graduate business students to the concepts of this field.
The Landmark Communications Professorship of Business Administration This professorship was established by Landmark Communications, Inc., a newspaper, radio, and television company based in Norfolk, Va.
The MacAvoy Professorship in Business Administration Established in November 1996, this professorship was made possible by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. MacAvoy. Named in honor of Mr. MacAvoy's family, the chair demonstrates his commitment to improving business education for future generations of corporate leaders.
The Henry E. McWane Professorship of Business Administration This professorship honors a former president of Lynchburg Foundry Company who served on the Board of Visitors from 1954 to 1962. Mr. McWane was one of the five original incorporators of the Darden School Sponsors and served as President of the Trustees from 1955 to 1958.
The Arthur J. Morris Professorship of Business Administration This professorship honors Arthur J. Morris, the banker and financier who created The Morris Plan and who established in The Darden School The Morris Plan Chair of Consumer Credit.
The Tayloe Murphy Professorship in Business Administration This chair was established by an anonymous donor to honor the memory of W. Tayloe Murphy of Warsaw, Virginia in recognition of his support for the University of Virginia's Graduate School of Business.
The Elis and Signe Olsson Professorship of Business Administration "The professorship shall be dedicated to high concepts of integrity and ethical conduct in public and private life."
The Richard S. Reynolds Professorship of Business Administration This professorship honors Richard S. Reynolds, former president and chairman of the Reynolds Metals Company, an illustrious and respected Virginia businessman.
The Ruffin Professorship of Business Ethics This professorship was funded by the Ruffin Foundation to be given to a distinguished scholar of business ethics.
The Eleanor F. and Phillip G. Rust Professorship of Business Administration "The purpose of the Professorship shall be to enrich instruction in the Graduate School of Business Administration with courses, seminars, or points of view that otherwise might not be available in the School ... in furthering this purpose, persons from the business world as well as from the academic world shall be eligible for election ... a person elected to the Professorship shall not, ordinarily, be elected a second time."
The C. Stewart Sheppard Professorship of Business Administration This professorship was established to honor the second Dean of The Darden School. Mr. Sheppard served as a member of the faculty from 1961 to 1972 and as dean from 1972 to 1980.
The Samuel L. Slover Research Professorship This professorship was made possible by a Leadership Challenge from the Batten Family. Its purpose is to attract and retain eminent scholars in the field of business leadership.
The Tipton R. Snavely Professorship of Business Administration This professorship honors Tipton R. Snavely, who, as chairman of the James Wilson School of Economics and the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, made the first suggestions to establish the Graduate School of Business Administration. His energy and imagination led to the creation of the Sponsors, the School's founding organization.
The Sponsors Professorship of Business Administration This professorship was established by an anonymous donor and the Trustees of the Darden School Foundation.
The Ronald E. Trzcinski Professorship of Business Administration Named for a 1971 Darden alumnus, this professorship was established by the Wuliger Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, the philanthropic arm of Ohio Mattress Manufacturing Company.
The John Tyler Professorship of Business Administration This professorship honors the 10th President of the United States, who was born in Virginia in 1790. Mr. Tyler also served as Virginia's governor and was a United States senator, a member of the House of Representatives, a Virginia State senator, and a member of Virginia's House of Delegates. The Class of 1971 has supplemented this chair.
Robert F. Vandell Research Professorship Established from the estate of Robert F. Vandell, and gifts from faculty, alumni, and friends of Professor Vandell and The Darden School.
The James C. Wheat, Jr. Professorship of Business Administration This professorship honors James C. Wheat, Jr., who has served as an active Sponsors Trustee of the School from 1969 to 1978. Mr. Wheat was foundling Chairman of Wheat, First Securities, Incorporated, Richmond, VA.
The Oliver Wight Professorship of Business Administration This professorship was established by the Oliver Wight Continuing Trust for Manufacturing Professionalism with funds given by friends and business associates at the suggestion of Joan W. Wight, widow of Oliver Wight.
The J. Harvie Wilkinson, Jr., Professorship of Business Administration This professorship honors a former President of United Virginia Bankshares who served on the Board of Visitors from 1966 to 1970. Mr. Wilkinson was a founding member of the Darden School Sponsors and served as a trustee from 1952 to 1964.
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