The success of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism is possible because of George Solomon's leadership. A Shirley Povich protege, Solomon was the linchpin in establishing the Povich Center and growing it into a national leader in sports journalism education. We wish to honor Professor Solomon's exceptional achievement and inspire the next generation of sports journalism educators with the George Solomon Endowed Chair in Sports Journalism.
The establishment of endowed chairs is critical to recruiting and retaining superb faculty members in today's highly competitive market. This named director position, which will be possible upon George Solomon's retirement, will allow the Povich Center to recruit the highest caliber of candidates.