International Paper Professorship

I hold an endowed chair known as the "International Paper Professorship". It was formerly called the "The Champion International Professorship", because it was founded by the "Champion International" paper company in honor of their retiring CEO, a Dartmouth alum (see below). The company has since been renamed "International Paper"; in November 2019 they asked that the chair be renamed in turn. The original charter for this chair was given as follows:
"The Champion International Professorship is established at Dartmouth College by Champion International Corporation to honor its retiring Chief Executive Officer Andrew C. Sigler, a member of the Dartmouth class of 1953 and Tuck School Class of 1956. Through its distinction it confers upon its successive holders, the professorship is intended to recognize and reward members of the Dartmouth faculty whose teaching is true to the highest standards of Dartmouth's educational mission and whose scholarship has contributed to the advancement of knowledge in their chosen fields. As a fitting tribute to Mr. Sigler's character and career, it is the hope of the Donor that the holders of the Champion International Professorship will continue Dartmouth's tradition of independence, inquisitiveness, and accomplishment in the advancement of knowledge and the education of future generations of leaders."

David Kotz, November 2019.