Louis Chan Appointed to Professorship
Chan, a distinguished and recognized scholar in finance, was named
the first Hoeft Professor of Business.
Chan's research has concentrated on four areas of investment finance:
empirical asset pricing, institutional investor behavior, trading
cost measurement and investment methodology. He teaches portfolio
theory and investments and has provided leadership crucial to the
College's MSF and MBA
programs. A member of the faculty since 1988, Chan
holds a PhD and MS from the University of Rochester and has a BS
from the University of Hawaii.
"The college is extremely grateful to Leonard and Mary Lou
Hoeft for this support," said Dean Avijit Ghosh in a statement.
"I congratulate Professor Chan on his appointment as the Hoeft
Professor of Business."
Leonard C. and Mary Lou Hoeft are among the Colleges most
generous contributors. In addition to the Hoeft Chair of Business,
they have made major gifts to help establish and provide support
to the Technology and Management
Program, which was recently renamed in their honor. The couple
also established the Hoeft Endowed Chair of Information Technology
and Management and endowed a similar chair in the College of Engineering.
A 1947 graduate of the College of Business, Hoeft is the retired
chairman of Ziegler, Inc., a Caterpillar dealership in Minnesota.