Khanna appointed Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Chair

Germán Bollero, Madhu Khanna, and Susan Martinis.
(L to R): College of ACES Dean Germán Bollero, Madhu Khanna, and Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Susan Martinis. Photo: Julie Wurth, iSEE

Urbana, Ill. — Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) Director Madhu Khanna was officially appointed the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Chair on Oct. 12 at an investiture ceremony at the Funk ACES Library on the University of Illinois campus.

Khanna, the ACES Distinguished Professor in Environmental Economics in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, has been iSEE Director since July 2022 but has been a leader at the Institute since its inception in December 2013, first as Associate Director for Education & Outreach, then as Associate Director for Research, and then as Interim Director in 2020. Named chairs are important in marking the success of high-achieving faculty, and they are among the highest honors a university can bestow.

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