Texas A&M University’s Office of the Provost announced it will recognize four faculty members as holders of University Professorships. Texas A&M Law's Professor Susan Saab Fortney is included.
Created as a new distinction in 2019, University Professorships recognize faculty who have demonstrated significant and sustained accomplishments in their discipline, earning them national and international recognition. The award also highlights the recipients’ commitment to inclusivity, accountability, climate and equity in their departments, colleges and throughout their service at Texas A&M.
Recipients receive an annual stipend for three years, and as faculty members in good standing they retain the title of University Professorship throughout their careers at the university. Nominations for the distinction were submitted by department heads or deans, and the finalists were selected by a university committee and approved by the Provost.
The recipients of the 2020 University Professorships are:
“These four faculty members are outstanding and clearly serve as role models for both our faculty and our students,” said Provost and Executive Vice President Carol A. Fierke. “It is an honor to recognize them, as I’m deeply grateful for all they do for our university.”
More information about the honorees and their professorship namesakes will be featured on the Dean of Faculties website.
To read more about Professor Susan Fortney, click here.