George Allen Bush Jr. ’49 of Louisville, Ky., established the George A. Bush Jr. Distinguished Professorship in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2007 to benefit and support an outstanding professor in the College. Out of his holistic love for the University, Bush established this professorship to be used in any department in the College, rather than designating one specific program.

George A. Bush earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Carolina in 1949.  Bush was a retired real estate developer in Louisville, Kentucky.  His wife, Mary Blackburn Bush, was also a 1949 Carolina graduate, and their granddaughter, Mary Collis Hancock, was a member of Carolina’s Class of 2008. The Bush family was a generous supporter of educational institutions and community organizations in their hometown.

Bush died in 2008.

George A. Bush Jr. Distinguished Professor

2012 – Present:  Sergei Sheiko