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Leigh Named Schmitt Endowed Chair

Published August 21, 2018

Nazareth College has named Jennifer S.A. Leigh, professor in the School of Management, the Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Endowed Chair.  This college-wide chair, not restricted to a single department, rewards outstanding faculty members by providing them with a two-year appointment  to carry out research, develop new courses, and prepare scholarly work for publication.

As part of this opportunity, Leigh will use the chair to further pursue her research and teaching by co-hosting the 2nd Nazareth College Social Innovation Hackathon this October, present at global conferences on the topics of  business and management education and cross-sector social partnerships, mentor educators and PhD students through institutes with theManagement and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society and theInternational Humanistic Management Association, and edit a special issue inBusiness Ethics: A European Review on Grand Challenges in Developing Countries.  Read her full bio here.

The chair was established at Nazareth College in 1996 through the generosity of those benefactors.The past appointees to the Schmitt Endowed Chair are professors: Marion Hoctor, Christine Bochen, Candide Carrasco, John Edelman, Matthew Temple and Laura Jones-Soehner.

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Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,300 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.

Jennifer S.A. Leigh is the new Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Endowed Chair