The Auburn University College of Business has received a gift from Wendy S. Wilson of Huntsville, Ala., to establish a professorship endowment in honor of her first accounting professor and current dean of undergraduate programs, Gary Waters.
The professorship will be called the Wilson Family Endowed Professorship until Waters retires from the College of Business and then will be renamed the Dr. Gary Waters professorship.
The dean of the College of Business will award the endowment to a professor who exhibits a strong commitment to students and provides a high quality of instruction, research and service.
To make the endowment one of distinction , the university will match endowment earnings up to $7,500 in perpetuity.
Wilson, a 1988 graduate of Auburn, is the owner, president and CEO of Aero Thermo Technology Incorporated.