Awards and Recognition Committee

 Faculty attending a workshop in the Humanities Center
 Students in Aimin Wang's statistics class
Jose Burdalo teaching
 Rod Northcutt at a sculpture exhibit


The functions of the Awards and Recognition Committee are to advise the President and the Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs; to serve as the screening and nominating committee for the Benjamin Harrison Medallion, the University Distinguished Professorships, and the Distinguished Service Award, and candidates for honorary degrees; to select or nominate candidates for other academic honors and awards that may be created; and to report regularly to University Senate.


  • Six (6) tenured faculty members at the rank of full professor
    • At least one (1) of whom shall be a member of University Senate.
    • One (1) member who is a past recipient of the Benjamin Harrison Medallion, or University Distinguished Professor Award, or Distinguished Service Award.
    • At least one member with expertise in arts or humanities; at least one with expertise in social sciences, education, or business; and at least one with expertise in science, math, technology or engineering. Efforts will be made to select members from across academic divisions and who have experience with promotion and tenure reviews.
    • The Secretary of University Senate or his/her designee, who shall serve as Committee secretary. 
    • For the Distinguished Service award, a classified or unclassified staff member shall serve as an additional voting member.
    • One (1) or more ex officio nonvoting member(s). 

Additional administrators or staff members shall serve ex officio during consideration of any particular award as the terms of that specific award mandate.


Faculty and Staff

Term ends August 2024

Term ends August 2025

Term ends August 2026

Ex Officio