8: McIntire School of Commerce

General Information | Academic Requirements | Course Descriptions | Faculty

History | The McIntire School Today | Accreditation | Scholarships and Awards
Student Organizations and Activities | Career Opportunities and Resources
Endowed Chairs | Research Programs | McIntire Small Business Institute
McIntire Business Institute | McIntire Commerce Connection | Executive Education Programs
The McIntire School Advisory Board | The McIntire School of Commerce Foundation

Endowed Chairs

The endowed chair or professorship is the highest honor and rank that can be obtained in academic life. The accomplishment of a distinguished academician is recognized when he or she is named to an endowed professorship. The availability of endowed chairs and professorships makes it possible for the McIntire School to attract and retain eminent teachers and scholars in the disciplines of commerce. The chairs and professorships which currently exist include:

The Arthur Andersen & Co. Alumni Professor of Commerce   was established with a commitment from the Arthur Andersen Foundation and alumni employed with that firm.

The Ralph A. Beeton Professor of Free Enterprise   honors an outstanding alumnus of the University of Virginia, Ralph A. Beeton, former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of First Virginia Banks, Inc.

The Carman G. Blough Professor of Accounting   honors a long-time resident of Virginia and outstanding leader in the field of accounting. Mr. Blough served as the first chief accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and from 1944 to 1961 he was director of research for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

The Robert Hill Carter Professor of Marketing   honors an outstanding alumnus of the University of Virginia, Robert Hill Carter, founder of the Virginia Tractor Company of Richmond, Virginia.

The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company Professor of Commerce   was established with a commitment from C&P Telephone Company.

The Consumer Bankers Association Professor of Retail Banking   was established with a commitment from the Consumer Bankers Association.

The F.S. Cornell Professor of Free Enterprise   was established through the generous support of Figgie International to honor Shep Cornell, a Figgie director for many years and mentor to Mr. Harry E. Figgie, Jr.

The William Stamps Farish Professor of Free Enterprise   honors the late businessman who was a co-founder and president of Humble Oil Company and later president of Standard Oil of New Jersey, Exxon's predecessor.

The Frank S. Kaulback, Jr. Professor of Commerce   honors the first dean of the McIntire School, Frank S. Kaulback, Jr.

The Arthur J. Morris Plan Professor of Consumer Banking   memorializes the consumer credit plan developed by an outstanding University of Virginia alumnus, Mr. Arthur J. Morris.

The NationsBank Eminent Scholar Endowment Fund   was established with the generous commitment of NationsBank Virginia. The income is to be used to attract and retain an eminent scholar at the McIntire School of Commerce and/or the Darden School.

The William F. O'Dell Professor of Commerce   honors the founder of Market Facts, Inc., and a former distinguished member of the marketing area faculty at the McIntire School.

The KPMG Peat Marwick Professor of Professional Accounting   was endowed by the KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation and alumni members of the firm.

The William G. Shenkir Professorship in Commerce   was established in honor of the second dean of the McIntire School of Commerce, William G. Shenkir, who served as dean from 1977-1992.

The Virginia Bankers Association Professor of Bank Management and the Virginia Bankers Professorship of Bank Management   were endowed by the Virginia Bankers Association.

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