The Louisiana Board of Regents has awarded a Presidential Endowed Chair to Our Lady of Holy Cross College. Several years ago, the College established the Thomas E. Chambers Presidential Chair with donations received from many in the local community. The foundation gift was made by the Edward G. Schlieder Foundation.
With this matching restricted academic award of $800,000, the Rev. Thomas E. Chambers Presidential Endowed Chair is now valued at $2,000,000 and will assist in the academic leadership of the community. Rev. Anthony J. De Conciliis, C.S.C. is the first recipient of the Presidential Endowed Chair.
There are now two restricted endowed chairs at the College: the Sue Ellen M. Canizaro Chair in Catholic Theology with its matching endowed professorships and the Presidential Endowed Chair. This award is another indication of the esteem in which many in the state hold for Our Lady of Holy Cross College.