Established: October 20, 1999
As the first named professorship in the College of Business, this endowment will provide a small salary stipend and supplemental program support for an individual with both national and international teaching experience and a good publishing record to bring scholarly recognition to Murray State in general and to the AACSB – accredited College of Business in particular.
The holder of the Tom W. Hutchens Professorship will be expected to help enhance Murray State University’s reputation in intellectual contributions. This will be accomplished by developing a solid record of peer-reviewed publications, publishing in reputable journals and successful membership on the editorial boards of leading national and international journals and involvement in the maintenance of AACSB – International accreditation.
As part of an already well established foundation and reputation for high quality instruction and research in the College of Business, the Tom W. Hutchens Professor is expected to assist in student recruitment and retention via the Road Scholars and Residential College programs at Murray State University, accreditation efforts, and direct contact with alumni and friends of the College.