The Louis A. Bantle Chair was
established in 1990 by Louis F. Bantle and UST, Inc., and provides 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.
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, a 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, Maxwell Dean James Steinberg 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."