UA Foundation seeks proposals for the Harold T. Caven Professorship

October 14, 2020

The University of Alaska Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the Harold T. Caven Professorship. The professorship, which includes a $20,000 budget of $10,000 for two consecutive years, is awarded to a faculty member in business and finance within the university system.  Applicants who have evident leadership in the financial community, either practically or academically, are preferred. 

Awards are intended to allow the recipient to carry out activities and projects designed to enhance the field of business and finance at the University of Alaska beyond those associated with the recipient’s normal faculty assignments. The successful candidate will be selected based upon 1) their academic accomplishments, attributes, qualifications and 2) the quality and degree of benefit to the university of the proposed activities to be carried out as a result of the appointment.

The deadline to submit complete proposals, including application, curriculum vitae and letters of reference is November 13, 2020. Nominations may be electronically submitted to

This professorship was established in 1974 with a gift from Mrs. Loretta Caven, widow of Harold T. Caven.  Dr. Caven was a longtime Alaskan who first came to the state in 1943.  He served as a Director and as a Vice President of First National Bank of Anchorage.

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