J. and G. Roland Denison Visiting Professorship of Native American
Studies brings to campus a noted scholar, artist or practitioner to teach,
research, lecture, serve the community and participate in other
activities of the program.
The Denison family generously established this endowed professorship in 2007. The gift helps to enhance the Native American
Studies Program at Central Michigan University to increase
understanding of the historical experiences, cultural traditions and
innovations, and political status of Indian peoples in the United States
and Canada. The Denison Visiting Professorship of Native American
Studies also helps build upon the relationship between the Saginaw
Chippewa Indian Tribe, CMU and the Mount Pleasant community.