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Meet the Broad College’s first MSU Foundation Professor

Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Author: Matt Stando, student writer
Category: Foundation News

By Matt Stando, student writer

Monday, August 31, 2020

Last month marked a momentous occasion for the Broad College of Business as Russell Johnson, professor of management, was awarded an MSU Foundation Professorship. Johnson’s appointment marks the first time a Broad faculty member has been awarded this honor.

This appointment, through the generosity of the MSU Foundation, was first introduced in 2014 for new and current faculty who “combine externally recognized, exemplary scholarly accomplishment and/or potential, with clear professional relevance to specific areas of MSU scholarly need, disciplinary development or research or creative emphasis.” The title is earned through a highly selective process; only 50 individuals across campus have received the award since its inception. [read more]

About the Michigan State University Foundation

Established in 1973 as an independent non-profit, the Michigan State University Foundation is committed to the commercialization of cutting-edge technologies invented by MSU faculty, staff, and students. The MSU Foundation’s overarching goal is to support research, innovation, and entrepreneurship at the University. Additionally, the MSU Foundation operates Spartan Innovations, Red Cedar Ventures, Michigan Rise, and the University Corporate Research Park. More information on the organization’s notable achievements, services, leadership, and history are available at