Faculty Support and Academic Innovation
Candle 2: Investing in our scholars and programs
Faculty and staff are the sparks that light the candles of ambition, of possibility, of achievement and service within our students. They eagerly embrace their role as mentors and role models, as well as teacher-scholars.
A stronger endowment will enable Monmouth to continue to attract outstanding faculty and staff who understand that the residential liberal arts experience is focused on the growth of the whole person — and who strive to keep that timeless experience current in a time of rapid change.
Nothing is more critical to our mission than outstanding teaching. Endowed chairs and professorships provide support for salary and related academic expenses, such as research and travel.
Named Endowed Chair — $1.5 Million
Named Endowed Professorship — $250,000
Establishing endowed funds for lectureships, student research and travel, allows Monmouth to offer increased opportunities for student learning beyond the traditional classroom setting.
Endowed lectureships provide expenses and fees for a visiting lecturer, whose visit might range from one day to two weeks. Endowed student research, travel and departmental venture funds help to provide support for students to attend educational conferences as well as both short-term (two week) and semester-long study-abroad opportunities.
Named Endowed Lectureship — $100,000
Endowed Funds for Study Abroad/Study Away — $100,000
Endowed Funds for Student Leadership and Internships — $50,000
Departmental Venture Funds — $50,000
Unrestricted Endowed Faculty Development Fund — any amount
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Successes include more student scholarships, support for faculty innovation, enhancements to living-learning environment and twice as many deferred commitments to the College.Read More
Second largest donation in College history from longtime supporter Marilyn Johnston ’48, a former resident of nearby Aledo.
More than eight months ahead of its Dec. 31, 2022, conclusion, the College passed the $75 million goal of its Light This Candle Campaign, which was launched in March 2019. With just a few days now left in the campaign, its total has soared to $79 million. President Clarence Wyatt called the campaign’s success “an extraordinary achievement and worthy of celebration.” ... The College also had another successful Scots Day of Giving on April 6 (pictured), with more than 800 donors from all 50 states combining to contribute more than $232,000 to support students and student programming.