niversities worldwide compete for professors who are the best in their fields. Increasing the number of endowed faculty positions greatly improves MU's ability to attract and retain a highly regarded faculty. Donors contributed more than $87 million for faculty from 2000 to 2008 during the For All We Call Mizzou campaign. By creating 86 new faculty endowments, those gifts greatly enhanced MU's competitiveness.
A gift from Thomas W. and Joan F. Burns
established an endowed professorship in Diabetology in the School of Medicine. The school was able to recruit one of the world’s leading endocrinologists, Dr. James Sowers, who directs the MU School of Medicine Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism division, to study the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease; two of the most prevalent health problems in the United States.
You can help Mizzou increase its stature as a world leader by making a gift for faculty positions. Contact a development officer in the school or college of your choice or in the University Advancement