What does Ohio State mean to our graduates?
The Ohio State University aspires to become the world’s greatest public research and teaching university. According to Ed Cooperman, 1967 graduate of the Moritz College of Law, the key to achieving this goal is building a world-class faculty by recruiting the best and brightest.
“I was given a unique opportunity,” says Ed of getting to help the college gain momentum in attracting the highest caliber of faculty. He advocated the idea and helped implement it by endowing a chair. Named chairs represent the highest form of recognition of scholarly eminence and achievement. By creating the Edwin M. Cooperman Professor of Law Chair, Ed enabled the college to attract a leading scholar and renowned professor, who has since become our dean: Alan C. Michaels.
Private support of named chairs and professorships has a permanent, expanding impact: the outstanding faculty the positions attract increase the quality of the curriculum and teaching; the influence and value of research; and the national and international recognition of the University as a whole. Top faculty also help attract and retain top students who want to learn from the best. Put simply, talent attracts more talent.
Ed believes endowing faculty positions carries a strong message: the importance of continual and continued improvement as it relates to faculty, students, and curriculum.