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AAP announces new annual Strauch Early Career Fellow appointment

The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning recently announced the establishment of a new endowed Strauch Early Career Fellow, an annual appointment funded by longtime supporters Hans (B.Arch. '80) and Roger Strauch ('78). Through gifts totaling $1M on behalf of The Mosse Foundation, the Strauchs have championed the college's efforts to create more robust pathways to academic careers. Their latest gift is an outgrowth of previous Strauch fellowships falling under AAP's Broadening Participation Program, a pilot initiative launched in 2022 to make academic careers in the college's disciplines more accessible to early-career scholars and practitioners committed to advancing academic and creative excellence, equity, and justice with their work.

For decades, brothers Hans and Roger Strauch have partnered to establish and contribute to forward-thinking initiatives at the college and university. In 2014, to advance research and innovative design solutions associated with the consequences of global climate change, the Strauchs gifted AAP $1M to establish the Strauch Visiting Critic in Sustainable Design. Over the years, they have also given to the College of Engineering, where Roger Strauch completed his degree.

"We focus our philanthropic endeavors on supporting progressive leaders and institutions that develop opportunities for talented people and dedicated professionals to respond to daunting societal challenges," shared the Strauchs. "We are inspired by Dean Yoon's leadership and her focus on identifying, attracting, and supporting talented, early-career educators who contribute fresh ideas and perspectives. We share her confidence that this endowed fund will lead to impactful and effective approaches to how society designs and builds environments that dramatically improve how we live and work more economically, peacefully, and comfortably both individually and collectively."

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