Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Connelly Endowed Deanship

The Connelly Endowed Deanship was established in 2003 by the Connelly Foundation on the occasion of the College’s 50th Anniversary. It was held by M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor of Nursing.

Diane L.  and Robert F. Moritz, Jr. Endowed Chair in Nursing Research

Diane L.  and Robert F. Moritz, Jr. Endowed Chair in Nursing Research was established in 2013 by Robert F. Moritz, Jr. DDS ’51 VSB and his wife Diane to advance research and scholarship within the College and its academic programs.  It is held by Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC.

The Richard and Marianne Kreider Endowed Professorship in the Nursing of Vulnerable Populations

In 2018, Professor Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN was announced as the inaugural holder of The Richard and Marianne Kreider Endowed Professorship in the Nursing of Vulnerable Populations, established from a gift from Richard J. Kreider ’83 VSB and his wife Marianne.