The Wm. Collins Kohler Foundation has committed $3 million to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to create an endowed professorship known as the Wm. Collins Kohler Chair in Systems Change & Peacebuilding.
Timothy Ehlinger, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and director of the newly created Institute for Systems Change and Peacebuilding, has been named the inaugural holder of the professorship. This position is housed in UW-Milwaukee’s Partners for Health, comprised of the College of Health Sciences, College of Nursing, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.
“I deeply appreciate the Wm. Collins Kohler Foundation’s commitment to teaching our students to solve complex problems both close to home and abroad,” UWM Chancellor Mark Mone said. “Professorships are critical to UWM because they allow us to attract and retain high quality, well-respected faculty like Tim Ehlinger. As the first Wm. Collins Kohler Chair in Systems Change & Peacebuilding, Tim embodies the Wm. Collins Kohler Foundation’s vision for progressive change in our world. This is a wonderfully generous and powerful gift.”