Louisiana Christian University announces a gift of $1.25 million to establish the Mary
Martin Fowler Endowed Chair in the Jonathan E. Martin Master of Business Administration
Ellis and Heather Fowler of Boulder, Colorado donated the funds necessary to create the
endowed chair position to both honor his mother, Mary Martin Fowler, and to support the
newly-established Jonathan E. Martin MBA program named for his late uncle.
In addition to the endowed professorship, the funds will create the the Fowler Family
Scholarship Fund, to provide financial awards to outstanding students to earn their MBA at
“The Fowlers are strong supporters of higher education and have taken a keen interest in
what we are doing at LCU and the Young School of Business,” said LCU President Dr. Rick
Brewer. “We continue to be amazed at what the Lord is doing through the extended Martin
family, and are grateful to the Fowlers for their contributions to our Martin MBA program.”
Dr. Kenny Holt, dean of the Young School of Business, said the Mary Martin Fowler
Endowed Chair will help expand teaching, research and scholarship at LCU by attracting
faculty to teach in the Young School of Business and Martin MBA program in the field of
In addition to this, Holt said the Fowlers are establishing an endowment to fund the Fowler
Family Scholarship to encourage exceptional graduate students to attend the Martin MBA
program. Recipients of the scholarship will become Fowler Family Scholars and are
encouraged to commit to remaining in Louisiana upon completion of their degree.
Scholarship funds will be available to apply for beginning July 2023.
More information about the Jonathan E. Martin MBA program, including scholarship and
financial aid opportunities may be found at the LCU website.