University of New Haven Receives $2 Million for Endowed Computer Science Chair Position

University of New Haven has received $2 million to create an endowed chair position in computer science. The money came from Dr. Alice Fischer, a longtime faculty member, and her husband.Dr. Alice FischerDr. Alice Fischer

The announcement came during UNH’s spring commencement Sunday, May 15.

The money will be used to create the Alice E. and Michael J. Fischer Endowed Teaching Chair in Computer Science.

Alice Fischer – who joined UNH in 1982 – created the school’s undergraduate program in computer science and has led the program since its founding.

She co-wrote “Applied C: An Introduction and More,” released in 2000 and “The Anatomy of Programming Languages,” published in 1992.

Fischer earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with distinction from the University of Michigan, and both a master’s degree in applied mathematics and a Ph.D. in computer science from Harvard University.