Thomas distinguished professorship

Edward S. Macias, Ph.D. (center), executive vice chancellor and dean of Arts & Sciences, was installed as the inaugural Barbara and David Thomas Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences in a ceremony Dec. 1 in the Arts & Sciences Laboratory Science Building. Chatting with Macias and his wife, Tedi, at the event is John F. McDonnell, retired chairman of the board of McDonnell Douglas Corp. and vice chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees. In nearly 35 years at the University, Macias has served in numerous roles, including University provost, chair of the Department of Chemistry in Arts & Sciences and director of the Summer School.