Missouri State University

Excellence in Public Affairs Award

The Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Public Affairs was established at Missouri State University to recognize faculty and staff who excel at carrying out the public affairs mission.

Up to three faculty and three staff award winners are selected each year to receive a certificate, recognition by the Board of Governors and a $1500 grant to be used for travel and/or research related to their work with Public Affairs.

2013 faculty recipients

Dr. Robert Pavlowsky

Professor of geography, geology and planning

Dr. Tim Knapp

Professor of sociology and anthropology

Dr. David Hays

Professor of music

2013 staff recipients

Juan Meraz

Assistant vice president for multicultural services

Wes Pratt

Equal opportunity officer/director of institutional equity and compliance


Missouri State faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate colleagues for the Board of Governors’ Excellence in Public Affairs Award. Recipients must have been employed full-time at Missouri State for at least 3 years at the time of nomination and provide evidence of distinctive work and accomplishments in support of the University’s Public Affairs mission.

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Faculty Nomination Procedures

Staff Nomination Procedures