David Ekedahl '56 P'79When donors make gift designations, they turn their passions into lasting influence and ideas into reality, in the fullest spirit of We Do. Trustee David Ekedahl '56, P'79 and his wife, Patricia Ekedahl P'79,  supported their interest in environmental issues by establishing an endowed professorship.

The David & Patricia Ekedahl Professorship in Environmental Studies is awarded to a current faculty member in terms of up to five years. The position provides lasting resources to strengthen this increasingly important area.

The Ekedahls' gift allows faculty and students to examine complex environmental issues from many perspectives.