Dr. Carly Kenkel has been appointed as the Wilford and Darius Zinsmeyer Early Career Chair in Marine Sciences. Named Chairs and Professorships are reserved for scholars who have demonstrated excellence in their field. This prestigious academic appointment represents the strongest commitment on the part of Wilford and Darius Zinsmeyer and the university to the marine sciences program. Each named chair is funded by an endowment established for this primary purpose.