Faculty Chairs and professorships are among the most important resources that any University can have in assembling and maintaining a distinguished faculty. Endowed positions provide a stable, dependable, source of income for special teaching and research materials, library acquisitions, salary supplements, and travel assistance.
In addition to the above, private support is paramount in permitting the campus to address some special needs of our highly reputable faculty including opportunities for faculty /student interaction in select research projects. Two funds that have been established locally that assist in this effort include The Greater Scranton Penn State Chapter Faculty Research Fund as well as the Dr. Richard and Sally Matthews Endowment for Faculty Research and Scholarship.
Annual gifts also provide valuable support and are encouraged.