Professorship Established for Fain College of Fine Arts
At MSU Texas, the Fain family name is synonymous with the
fine arts and excellence in teaching and learning. On Thursday, the family’s continued
commitment and support to Midwestern State University was recognized as the Board
of Regents accepted a gift for the creation of The Fain Professorship in the Fine
Arts in honor of the Lamar D. Fain family.
The leadership gift from The Fain Foundation will establish
a permanent endowment, positioning MSU Texas to attract and retain top faculty
talent to the University’s Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts.
“The incredible generosity of the Fain family through the
years has transformed many lives,” said President Suzanne Shipley. “The
significance of this professorship will continue to grow as the scholars who
hold the chair inspire our students and make their own mark within their
This professorship will recognize an individual within the
Fain College who is able to articulate and execute an artistic and educational
project of significant stature and reach. The named professor’s creative work
will advance the arts in his/her particular area, bringing concrete benefits to
the students, the programs, and the Wichita Falls community.
“This gift provides the momentum for us to continue our path
toward excellence in the arts and will allow us to crystalize many of the
faculty’s plans for the benefit of our students and programs,” said Dr. Martin
Camacho, Dean of the Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts.
The endowment will provide funding for items such as a
salary stipend, fringe benefits, supplies and equipment, research, and travel
for the named professor.
As part of the Campaign for MSU Texas, the leadership gift from
The Fain Foundation is the first endowed professorship of the campaign and directly
correlates to its three pillars: enriching lives, enhancing teaching and
learning, and investing in the campus and community.
To learn more about the MSU Texas seven-year,
$50 million comprehensive campaign, contact Tony Vidmar, Vice President for
University Advancement and Public Affairs, at 940-397-4782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.