Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies
The late Mrs. Elena Diaz-Verson Amos provided generous funds establishing the eminent scholar endowment in 1998.
Columbus State University has hosted a distinguished visiting scholar to fill the Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Eminent Scholar Chair in Latin American Studies for each semester. Previous Amos Scholars include: Heberto Padilla, Paul Little, Guillermo Martinez, Oscar Monteza, Eduardo Gomes, Karen Stothert, Hildegardo Córdova-Aguilar, Max Lifchitz and Roberto Sifuentes.
The visiting scholar teaches two courses at Columbus State University and is involved with outreach activities.