UCLA grad Hollis Lenderking is a runner who has logged many miles in remote landscapes.
So when he decided to endow a chair at the university’s Department of Geology that would reflect his love of nature, he left it up to the professors to come up with a name. The result: the new John Muir Endowed Chair in Geography. It’s only the second named chair in the department’s 100-year history, according to the UCLA College Report (Winter 2012).
Hats off to Lenderking and UCLA’s geology staff in recognizing Muir’s vision and keeping it alive.