Stewart Chair in Gene Research



Dec. 31, 1990

L.L. Gifts from the late Faye and L. L. "Stub" Stewart enabled OSU to establish the Stewart Chair in Gene Research in 1990. The Stewart brothers were graduates of the College of Forestry: Stub received his degree in logging engineering in 1932, and Faye graduated in forest engineering in 1938. Both went on to distinguished careers in the timber industry, and engaged in a wide variety of industry and public service activities.

Faye Stewart headshot in black and whiteOSU has been the beneficiary of their generosity in many ways. Gifts from both brothers have supported the operation of the LaSells Stewart Center, named in honor of their parents. In addition to funding the Stewart Chair in Gene Research, they were also generous supporters of the College of Forestry and of marine mammal research. Each made gifts to support areas of particular interest: Stub to the L. L. Stewart Faculty Development Award, Faye to the Department of Athletics, and for the benefit of the university as a whole.