Position Endowments

Endowed positions at the School of Hotel Administration provide the long-term funding and prestige essential to recruiting top faculty and retaining them with tools for success.

For information on how to give to an existing fund listed below or to establish a new fund, contact Meg Hardie Keilbach '88, associate dean of alumni affairs & development, at 607.255.9542 or mhb7@cornell.edu.

Robert C. Baker Professorship of Real Estate
Established in 1999 by Richard A. Baker '88 to support a professor in the real estate program. Held by Professor Jack Corgel.

Banfi Vintners Professorship in Wine Education and Management
Established in 1982 by the Banfi Vintners Foundation to support a professor in wine education. Held by Professor Kathy LaTour.

Robert A. Beck Professorship of Hospitality Financial Management
Established in 1988 with gifts from various donors to honor former Dean Beck. Held by Professor Crocker Liu.

Kenneth and Marjorie Blanchard Professorship in Human Resources Management
Established in 1985 by Kenneth '61 (A&S) and Marjorie '62 (A&S) Blanchard to support a professor in human resources. Held by Professor Michael Sturman.

Richard J. and Monene P. Bradley Director for Graduate Studies
Established in 1992 by Richard '63 and Monene Bradley to support the director of Graduate Studies. Currently held by Professor Timothy R. Hinkin. (The directorship rotates every three years.)

John and Melissa Ceriale Professorship of Hospitality Human Resources
Established in 2011 by John and Melissa Ceriale to support a professor in hospitality human resources. Held by Professor David S. Sherwyn.

HVS Professorship of Hotel Finance and Real Estate
Established in 1989 by Steve '67 and Judith '65 (HumEc) Rushmore to support a professor in real estate and finance. Held by Associate Professor Jan deRoos.

Howard B. Meek Visiting Professorship
Established in 1969 by various donors in honor of former Dean Meek, this endowment supports SHA faculty. The income subsidizes budgetary needs and is administered by the school's Accounting Office. 

Fred G. Peelen Professorship of Global Hospitality Strategy
Established in 2000 by Fred Peelen '64 to support a professor in hospitality strategy. Held by Professor Kate Walsh.

Burton M. Sack '61 Professorship in Food and Beverage Management.
Established in 2010 by Burton M. "Skip" Sack ’61 to support a professor in the food and beverage program. Held by Professor Michael Lynn.

Lewis G. Schaeneman Jr. Professorship of Innovation and Dynamic Management
Established in 1995 by Lewis G. Schaeneman Jr. '52 to support a professor in hospitality strategy. Held by Professor Cathy Enz.

Georges and Marian St. Laurent Professorship in Applied Business Management
Established in 1979 by Georges '33 and Marian '35 (HE) St. Laurent. Held by Professor Timothy R. Hinkin.

E. M. Statler Professorship of Hotel Administration
Established in 1963 by the Statler Foundation. Traditionally held by the dean of the school.

Curt R. Strand Graduate Assistantship
Established in 1992 by Curt R. Strand '43, income from this fund provides support for graduate students in the School of Hotel Administration.

Hubert E. Westfall Professorship in Accounting
Established in 1984 by Hubert E. Westfall '34 to support a professor in accounting. Held by Professor David Dittman.