About the Center

The Chellgren Center is part of the Division of Student and Academic Life. The leadership of the Chellgren Center is invested in an Endowed Chair, Endowed Professorships, and Chellgren Faculty Fellows. Commensurate with their status as senior level faculty, the Chellgren Chair and each Chellgren Professor is expected to maintain an active research program in their discipline; teach courses in one of the University's programs of excellence (e.g., Honors Program) or within their college or department; and direct a specific project intended to advance progressive reform of undergraduate education at UK. The Chellgren Chair assumes a leadership role for the Center as spokesperson and advocate for undergraduate excellence. The Chellgren Center endowment supports the chair and the professorships for an explicit appointment period. Thereafter faculty who have held these positions, as well as other important faculty leaders in undergraduate education, remain actively engaged as leaders within the Center as Chellgren Faculty Fellows. The Chellgren Center also administers a number of programs intended to foster and support academic excellence such as the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Chellgren Student Fellows Program, and the academic honor societies Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.