Board of Governors' Excellence in Public Affairs Award

The Board of Governors' Award for Excellence in Public Affairs recognizes faculty and staff who excel at carrying out the public affairs mission.


Call for 2023-24 nominations begin January 30, 2023. 

Nominees should have evidence of distinctive work and accomplishments in support of the University’s Public Affairs mission. Up to three faculty and three staff are selected each year. Recipients will receive a framed certificate, recognition by the Board of Governors and a $1,500 grant award to be used toward travel, research and/or activities related to their public affairs projects within the University.  Nominees must be full-time Missouri State employees with a minimum of 3 years full-time employment at the time of nomination.

Only one faculty per College, including Library Services and the West Plains campus, may represented among faculty nominees.  There is no limit to the number of staff that may be nominated and can be sumibtted for consideation by anyone on or off campus and there is no limit to the number of staff that can be nominatied.  

Questions & Contact Information

For assistance, please contact Stacey Trewatha-Bach, Coordinator, Office of Public Affairs Support at 417-836-8832 or Dr. Keri Franklin, Associate Provost for Student Development & Public Affairs.

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 recipients

group of awardees for 2022-23

Shown from left Dr. Keri Franklin and awardees Dr. Stephen Spates, Dr. Diana Piccolo, Kathleen Hains and Jeff Grevillius.  Not picutred is awardee Dr. Shurita Thomas-Tate.