In 1994 the Wayne G. Basler Chair of Excellence for the Integration of the Arts, Rhetoric, and Science was named in honor of an individual who has continuously supported the university over many years. This chair will help to bridge the gap that exists in academia between the sciences and the arts and humanities disciplines.
Chairholders will serve for one semester, or the equivalent, allowing a number of individuals from a variety of fields to participate over time.
1996 - John Bowers (fall semester)
1997 - Gustavo Perez Firmat
1998 - Coramae Richey Mann
1999 - Patrick Cronin (spring semester)
1999 - Lisa Alther (fall semester)
2000 - Dr. George Gale (fall semester)
2001 - Dr. Anne LaBastille (fall semester)
2005 - Dr Martin A. Hendry
2007 - Dr. George Kampis
2008 - Mr. Ivars Peterson
2009 - Dr. Graham Leonard
*Created in 1994 but no chairholder chosen until 1996