From the time when COA advertised for the first four faculty openings—and over 1,800 people applied—until our most recent hires, we have meticulously searched for and chosen faculty who want to be here, who are committed first and foremost to teaching excellence, and who want to push students, colleagues, and themselves beyond their comfort zones.

ClassroomBy endowing six additional faculty positions, we will solidify our long-standing commitment to approaching the relationship between humans and their environments through the lenses of the arts, humanities, and sciences. In addition, endowed funds provide crucial support for faculty research, creative work, and professional development—truly excellent teaching and scholarship requires active engagement with colleagues and academic societies around the world. Finally, endowed funds improve our ability to offer competitive salaries and benefits and remain competitive—to attract exceptional individuals to our intellectual community.

COA’s greatest asset is people—the students, staff, faculty, and volunteers who collectively and cooperatively create new knowledge, new understanding, and new solutions to the social and ecological problems we are facing as an island and a planet.

The following new chairs have been endowed as part of the Broad Reach campaign:

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