The Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy
Established in 1990 by Louis F. Bantle and UST, Inc., the purpose of this chair is to provide for teaching and research in business and government policy. Previous holders of the Chair include retired General Montgomery Meigs (USA); Sean O'Keefe, Chairman
and CEO, EADS North America, and former NASA administrator; and Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute. A second Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy is affiliated with Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management.
The Bantle Chair at the Maxwell School supports the research of graduate students and holds an annual symposium as well as hosts many prominent guest speakers throughout the academic year.
Award-winning teacher and researcher David M. Van Slyke has been named to fill the Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Van Slyke, current Dean of the Maxwell
School and professor of public administration and international affairs, has been a member of the Maxwell School faculty since 2004. His research focuses on public and nonprofit management, government contracting, public-private partnerships, strategic
management, and policy implementation.
In making the announcement, James Steinberg, former Dean of the Maxwell School, said, "The Bantle Chair is a fitting recognition for Dave's leadership role at the Maxwell School, as well as for his innovative
and widely recognized work in the field of government contracting and public-private partnerships."