The Foglio Chair of Spirituality in the College of Arts & Letters is designed to perpetuate our core values of inclusiveness, connectivity, and improving the human condition. The chair honors Father Jake Foglio, an alumnus, former faculty member, longtime priest, and mentor to countless MSU student-athletes and coaches. It is one of 82 new endowed faculty positions established during MSU’s Empower Extraordinary campaign toward a goal of creating 100 new endowed faculty positions to provide critical resources for recruiting and retaining leading faculty members.
Spirituality plays a central role in all human endeavors and aspirations: in medicine and the natural sciences, in psychology, business, and engineering, in communication and the arts-even in athletics.
“We want our students to recognize that they can't be good professionals unless they are also good human beings.”
Father Jake Foglio
Endowed Chair of Spirituality at MSU
A new endowed position has been created by the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University to focus on the holistic well-being of students through spiritual development.