Endowed ProfessorshipsFour professorships recently matched by Board of Regents. 

Endowed professorships honored

Endowed Professorships

Dr. Linda Nall, Dr. Celso Palmieri Jr., Louisiana Board of Regents Congressional District #5 Representative Wilbert Pryor, Dr. Suzanne Tinsley, Dr. Paul Cooper, and LSU Health Sciences Foundation President Kevin Flood at Sept. 28’s reception honoring newly endowed professorships at LSU Health Shreveport.



LSU Health Sciences Foundation celebrated four Louisiana Board of Regents-matched endowed professorships and the faculty members holding those professorships at a reception on Sept. 28 at LSU Health Shreveport.

The four LSU Health faculty members honored were:

  • Suzanne Tinsley, PhD, PT, NCS, as the Charles Richard Parks Professor in Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Paul Danner Cooper, MD, as the Clarence H. Webb, MD, Professor in Pediatrics
  • Celso Palmieri Jr., DDS, as the Dudley R. Isom, DDS, Professor in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Linda Nall, MD, as the Medical Center Clinics Professor in Radiology

“Endowed chairs and professorships are the highest honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member,” said Kevin Flood, President of the LSU Health Sciences Foundation. “Their purpose is twofold – to provide recognition of our best and brightest and to provide crucial funding for the holder’s work or to support an academic department’s specific needs.

The Endowed Professorships Program helps recruit and retain superior faculty members at Louisiana institutions by pairing a private-sector gift with a Board of Regents award. LSU Health Shreveport has 55 endowed chairs and professorships that were created with more than $7 million in Board of Regents matching funds.

“We continue to be thankful for the investments the Regents have made in our faculty,” Flood said.
The Charles Richard Parks Professorship was created by a gift from patient Richard Parks of Minden, with the three other professorships created by gifts from the Medical Center Clinics Inc.

Endowed professorships for the fiscal year 2017-18 that began on July 1 now require a contribution of at least $80,000 from an external source, to be matched with $20,000 from the Board of Regents Support Fund. For information on support opportunities for LSU Health Shreveport, contact Jesse Gilmore with the LSU Health Sciences Foundation at 861-0855.