The Erickson Chair is an endowed position that supports the work and scholarship of CHAE faculty.

The Center for Higher and Adult Education (CHAE) is fortunate to have an endowed chair established in the name of Dr. Mildred Erickson. This distinguished chair position supports the work and scholarship of faculty members. Erickson Chairs have used revenue from the $1.5 million investment to deepen and expand their own research and also to hold major conferences and host national experts on campus. They have created new student internships, research assistantships and trips to explore higher education policy in Washington, D.C. and other countries. To read more about the Erickson legacy, visit the New Educator story entitled " Continuing the Erickson Legacy".

Professor Roger Baldwin is the current Erickson Chair, having assumed the position in 2015. Dr. Baldwin's most recent work focuses on evolving faculty roles and professional activities, appointment patterns and the later stages of academic careers. He is currently studying the potential of retired faculty organizations (RFOs) and emeritus colleges to extend the academic impact of professors and provide valuable contributions to higher education institutions. To learn more, visit the Erickson Outcomes page that showcases Dr. Baldwin's project on faculty retirement.