Chairs of Excellence
APSU Foundation Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise
The APSU Foundation Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise was established in 1987. Past occupants include U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley; Dr. Richard Leftwich, internationally renowned economist specializing in economic development; Dr. Thomas Dernburg, internationally known economist with a distinguished career in government; Li Shuang, dean of the Central Institute of Finance and Banking, Beijing; and Dr. John Petit, noted author and expert in business communication.
Harper-Bourne Chair of Excellence in Business
The Harper-Bourne Chair of Excellence in Business was established in 1987. It was made possible by a substantial gift to the University from Amelia Harper Lay Hodges, prominent Dallas humanitarian. Occupants have included Dr. Danny Arnold, dean of the College of Business, New Mexico State University, and Dr. Donald H. Taylor, author of the textbook that has been the leader in the field for 15 years.