​​​​​​Griffin Forum with past Griffin Endowed Chairs, April 17, 2017.

​The Robert and Marjorie Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government at Central Michigan University was established to stimulate the political conscience of students and scholars and to help prepare principled political leaders to serve Michigan in the future.

The endowment funds the salary and associated costs of a U.S. and Michigan government expert who serves as a faculty member in CMU's Department of Political Science. The Griffin Endowed Chair leads the university's efforts to elevate political awareness and activity among students, faculty and citizens.​​