Ruth M. Linebaugh graduated from Capital University in 1951 with a History major. Ruth was active in theatre and a member of the Masquers group and a supporter of Capital for many years after graduation. The Linebaugh Distinguished Professorship in Keyboard was established to enhance the academic programs of Capital and specifically keyboard within the Conservatory of Music at Capital.
The successful candidate for The Linebaugh Distinguished Professorship in Keyboard will be a full-time, tenure-track or tenured, current, or newly appointed Capital University faculty member and will be recognized by the profession as a respected teacher and scholar. The professorship holder will receive a 25-percent teaching load reassignment to engage in scholarship and service. Based upon available proceeds of the endowment, the professorship holder may be awarded an annual summer scholarship stipend and may propose an annual budget to foster the purposes of the endowed professorship. The appointee may hold the professorship for a six-year term, subject to annual review and reappointment, and will be eligible for subsequent reappointment. The professorship holder will submit a budget and an annual report of activity to the provost, the Conservatory of Music dean/chair, and the Linebaugh Committee.
The Linebaugh Distinguished Professorship in Keyboard will be appointed by the president and officially named by the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the Linebaugh Committee, the Conservatory of Music dean/chair, and the provost. The following individuals comprise the Linebaugh Committee: the dean/chair of Conservatory of Music; the tenured members of the Conservatory of Music; and a representative from the Provost’s Office. The Linebaugh Committee will review nominations for the professorship and recommend one or more candidates for appointment to the university administration.
ONGOING EVALUATION AND GUIDANCE
The professorship holder will lead the Linebaugh Committee and will submit a budget and an annual report of activity to the provost, the Conservatory of Music dean/chair, and the Linebaugh Committee. The Linebaugh Committee, led by the professorship holder and assisted by a liaison from the Advancement division, will provide ongoing guidance to the professorship holder on matters related to the endowed professorship. The Linebaugh Committee will also provide recommendations to the provost regarding review and reappointment as described above.