The Sidney Gause Childress Professorship in the Arts George Bent
The Sidney Gause Childress Professorship in the Arts , established in 2008, supports a distinguished professor who is both an accomplished scholar and an exceptional teacher in one of the departments in the visual or performing arts in the College, preferably art, with a further preference for art history. The Professorship is managed by the Provost in consultation with the dean of the College. The endowment is the gift of J. Donald Childress '70. Mr. Childress established the Professorship through a gift announced on the first day of the University's new campaign in 2008 in response to the Lenfest Challenge for Faculty Support.
Current Sidney Gause Childress Professor in the Arts:
George R. Bent, Professor of Art History
Ph.D. Stanford University
M.A. Stanford University
B.A. Oberlin College