Advancement Corner

News from Randy Edwards, interim vice chancellor for advancement
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Funding for professorships is always a top priority for University Advancement. Professorships ensure Appalachian State University maintains the outstanding faculty for which we are noted. I am proud to announce the North Carolina Banking Association (NCBA) is partnering with Appalachian’s Walker College of Business (WCOB) to establish the Harry M. Davis Distinguished Professorship in Banking.

“This professorship will allow the Walker College of Business to continue to attract and retain superior talent to build upon Dr. Davis’ lifetime of work helping prepare graduates for the banking industry,” said WCOB Dean Heather Norris. “We are pleased that outstanding organizations like NCBA choose to partner with our university to make a significant impact on future business students.”

Read more: Banking Professor honored by community and university; Davis shares vision and thoughts about Appalachian, the High Country and the world

About professorships

A distinguished professorship requires at least $500,000 in funding. When approximately two-thirds of that amount in gifts and/or pledges is made, the university may apply for matching funds from the State of North Carolina for the remaining third, creating an endowment of at least $500,000.

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