Named Professorships

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor of Arts and Letters

A search is currently underway to identify the next Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor of Arts and Letters.

The Hesburgh Professorship was endowed by an anonymous donor to pay tribute to the man who was Notre Dame President from 1952 to 1987, and who remains the elder statesman of American higher education. During a lifetime of serving popes, presidents, and domestic and international organizations that influenced some of the most critical issues of our time, Hesburgh always asserted that he is, first and foremost, “a priest.”