The development office has announced a RISE Campaign gift of $2.2 million to create the Margaret M. and Vincent P. Aquino Endowed Professorship in Engineering, dedicated to undergraduate classroom instruction in the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering. The fund was established by the late Vincent Aquino, who graduated from the University of Portland in 1957, in honor of his parents, neither of whom attended college but were determined to help their children do so. Vincent Aquino passed away in July, 2013. He spent most of his career at Argonne National Labs, where he served as director of quality assurance.
The faculty member who will receive the endowed professorship will be announced at the Faculty Awards Gala in May. The gift is part of the University’s RISE Campaign, which was announced in December 2010 and seeks to raise $175 million by 2014. The RISE Campaign, which has raised more than $163 million to date, is one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university. For more information, contact the development office at 7395.