Awards and Recognition
- The Eleanor H. and Robert W. Biggs Chair in Chemistry was established in 1992.
- The Eleanor H. and Robert W. Biggs Chair in the Arts was established in 1992.
- The Eleanor H. and Robert W. Biggs Chair in Sciences was established in 1992.
- The Wilfred E. Binkley Chair of History and Political Science, inaugurated in 1971, has been made possible by a grant from the Scaife Foundation of Pittsburgh.
- The Irene Casteel Chair in Education, Professional and Social Sciences, was established in 1992 and funded by a bequest from Irene Casteel in 1998.
- The Mary Reichelderfer Chair in Mathematical Sciences was established in 1983 with funds from the estate of Mary K. Werkman.
- The Sara A. Ridenour Chair of Humanities was established in 1983 from funds provided by her daughter.
- The Kernan Robson Chair of Government, inaugurated in 1972, has been made possible by a trust established by the late Kernan Robson.
- The Herbert F. Alter Chair of Engineering Science established in 1983 by Mrs. Alter in memory of her late husband, class of 1911 in mechanical engineering.
- The Engineering Alumni Chair established in 1983 by donations from engineering alumni and friends in celebration of the college’s centennial year.
- The Leroy H. Lytle Distinguished Chair of Mechanical Engineering established in 1983 from the estate of Leroy H. Lytle, 1923 graduate of ONU.
- The George Willard Patton Chair of Business and Economics, endowed by the Richard King Mellon Charitable Trust of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been established beginning with the academic year 1973-74.
- The Ella A. and Ernest H. Fisher Chair was established in 1984 from the estate of Ella A. and Ernest H. Fisher.
The promotion process involves evaluation by department faculty, chairs, deans/directors, college/library promotion and tenure committees, the Provost, the President, and final approval by the Board of Trustees.
The award of tenure acknowledges meritorious performance and the expectation of future contributions. The tenure process involves evaluation by department faculty, chairs, deans/directors, college/library promotion and tenure committees, the Provost, the President, and final approval by the Board of Trustees.
The University shall confer emeritus or emerita status upon a faculty member or administrator with faculty rank following retirement from the University or death while in University service, if he or she has met the criteria as described in the Faculty Handbook.