From left: Bruce Block, Sergei Eisenstein Endowed Chair in Cinematic Design; George Lucas ’66, USC alumnus and supporter; Michael Fink Georges Méliès Endowed Chair in Visual Effects; Elizabeth Daley, Dean and Steven J. Ross/Time Warner Dean’s Chair; and Alex McDowell, William Cameron Menzies Endowed Chair in Production Design. Photo by Steve Cohn Seats of Distinction

Why Endowed Chairs Matter

As timeless as the university itself, endowed chairs are the gold standard for recruiting distinguished faculty and supporting academic endeavor

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