Excellence in Service, Faculty

Appointed by: President

Reports to: Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Number of Members: 9*

Faculty: 9*

*Including the Chair and the Chair-Elect

Updated:  September 1, 2023

Purpose. Encourages service at all levels within the University Faculty and provides recognition for such performance; determines the criteria by which monetary awards and possibly other forms of recognition are to be given to faculty members who display excellence in service to the University community, and determines the recipients of a $5,000 monetary award for excellence in service to the University community. Members of the committee are not eligible for nomination.

Member Appointments. The President makes all appointments from University Faculty Senate nominations.  The committee consists of nine faculty members, including one representative from each of the eight colleges and one representative from the Newton Gresham Library (NGL).  Faculty members will serve three-year rotating terms, with three members rotating off at the end of each fiscal year.

Chair Appointment. The Chair will serve a one-year term ending on August 31.

Chair-Elect Appointment.  The Chair-Elect is elected by the committee members and will serve a one-year term ending August 31, serving the following year as Chair.  (Note:  When elected, the Chair-Elect must have at least two years remaining on the committee.)

Note: Past Winners of this award can be found here.

Committee Members

Term for Chair expires August 31, 2024
Erin Owens, Newton Gresham Library

Term for Chair-Elect expires August 31, 2024
TBA, (nominated by the committee)

Terms expire August 31, 2024

Amberly Reynolds, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Erin Owens, Newton Gresham Library

Terms expire August 31, 2025
Ilonka Rus, College of Arts and Media
Hillary Langley, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sinem Akay-Sullivan, College of Education
Berna Abed el Sater, College of Health Sciences
Javier Ramos, College of Criminal Justice

Terms expire August 31, 2026
Madhusan Choudhary, College of Science and Engineering Technology
Balasundram Maniam, College of Business Administration

To Report Errors

All errors in committee listings should be reported in writing to:
Dr. Tama Hamrick