A $767,000 donation from the Asphalt Pavement
Association of West Virginia will fund the creation of a new endowed faculty chair
within West Virginia University’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering
and Mineral Resources. The gift will be paired with donations made earlier by
the group that funded a faculty professorship.
In 1993, the APAWV, which is comprised of multiple
contractors from around the state, created an endowment with the WVU Foundation
to fund an asphalt technology professorship. Professor John Zaniewski has held that
position since 1997. After Zaniewski announced late last year that he would be
retiring, board members of the APAWV voted to pledge additional money to raise
the position from an endowed professorship to an endowed chair.