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How to Name a Deanship, Directorship, or Professorship

The excellence of our university depends strongly on endowed professorships – these positions empower us to attract and retain the finest faculty and academic leaders and support their work as teachers, scholars, researchers, and clinicians in perpetuity. The donors who step forward to establish endowed positions are true partners in the future success of Johns Hopkins, ensuring that some of the world’s brightest minds can accomplish the extraordinary here at Johns Hopkins.

Donors may choose to name an endowed professorship for themselves and/or in honor or memory of someone else. Donors often indicate a preference for the academic area to be supported by the professorship they endow; other donors prefer that the dean of the school identify the areas of greatest need.

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