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Faculty Support

If students are the lifeblood of a university, then faculty are its heart. WSU’s outstanding faculty are teachers, investigators, innovators, and problem solvers for some of the most complex issues that we face every day. Private support to create endowed faculty chairs, professorships, and fellowships provide important resources for developing and sustaining a strong faculty across the University. Such investments in faculty help WSU attract and retain the best teachers and researchers in their fields. It also creates a stable, dependable source of income for special teaching and research materials, library acquisitions, salary supplements, and travel assistance.

Your investment in WSU’s talented faculty and their research positions WSU firmly on the cutting-edge of discovery.

Giving Opportunities


Naming OpportunitiesMinimum Gift Amount
Distinguished Faculty Chair$3,000,000
Faculty Chair$1,500,000
Distinguished Professorship$500,000
Faculty/Staff Fellowship$100,000
Faculty/Staff Excellence Award$25,000


Endowed faculty positions are available within each WSU college and campus. Contact the WSU Foundation to learn more about how you can empower the faculty whose teaching and discovery makes a difference at Washington State University.


Contact the WSU Foundation for more information.

Washington State University Foundation