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University of Kentucky Council of Endowed Professors and Chairs


At the University of Kentucky, our most accomplished professors are awarded an endowed professorship or chair.  This is the highest academic honor bestowed by the University.  The community of faculty who hold this honor is called the Council of Endowed Professors and Chairs. The Council currently comprises 234 endowed professors and chairs from all 17 colleges of the University.  These individuals are experts in their respective fields, internationally recognized scholars who provide leadership in teaching, education, and service activities.  Through the Council, endowed professors and chairs collaborate on activities of common interest.  These include:

  • Promoting the intellectual capital of UK faculty
  • Attracting and retaining the best students
  • Working with the community to address contemporary issues
  • Assisting the university to attract outstanding faculty and
  • Encouraging the extramural support of scholarship

The Council is committed to working with all the elements of the University to enhance academic excellence. We are delighted that you have come to our website, and we hope that you find the information useful. You may contact us anytime.

Philipp J. Kraemer
Chellgren Endowed Chair
Professor of Psychology
Council Secretary