The Dr. Paul E. Brauchle Graduate Studies Endowment provides professional development and research support for students. Paul E. Brauchle taught at Illinois State University in the Department of Technology from 1987 until his retirement in 2007. He served the department as coordinator of Graduate Studies for the greater part of his tenure. He inaugurated the Training and Development sequence and guided it into a nationally respected program. He was frequently consulted when other institutions wanted to add programs or courses in Training and Development or hire faculty. His graduate students were noted for the quality of their research.