Endowed Chair to Honor Roger Collins

YC receives gift for second fully funded endowed chair


Dr. Roger Collins President Steve Eckman announced Monday that York College has received an anonymous gift to fund the Roger Collins’ Endowed Chair for Business in the Elijah A. Levitt School of Business.

“This donor’s generosity will change the face of business education at York College, allowing us to provide an enhanced program for all of our business majors,” said Eckman. “It is a fitting way to honor a man who gave so much for the college and cared so deeply about the preparation of his students. Dr. Collins’ name and legacy are synonymous with integrity and should be permanently attached to the college. This gift permanently recognizes and honors that legacy.” Collins taught at YC for 29 years until his untimely death in late 2010. For much of his tenure, he served as chair of the business program and also served as the college’s cross country and track coach.

The first holder of the Collins’ Endowed Chair for Business is Mark Moore. He comes to York from Searcy, Arkansas as new faculty and chair of the department. Moore has spent much of his career in the class room and on the mission field, bringing a strong international perspective with him.

YC's Elijah A. Levitt School of Business program includes bachelor of business degrees in accounting, business administration, business communication, business management and sports management. Reflecting on the importance of the business program, Eckman added, “We are proud of our business graduates and the impact they have in the communities where they work and live. To be given an opportunity to further build our program is a rare gift that will bless many lives.”

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