The hallmark of an exceptional program is faculty who inspire students to achieve in the classroom, the studio and in the professional arena after graduation. Endowed named professorships reward professors who are making a difference in their students' lives and whose research and outreach is making a difference in society. Professorships allow the CADC to retain its best faculty and attract rising stars to Auburn University. Professorships may be established at a minimum level of $300,000, payable over five years. Provisions for an endowed professorship or chair may also be made through your estate plans.