Excellence in Public Affairs Award

2018 Nominations are now being accepted for faculty and staff.  

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.  Nominees should have evidence of distinctive work and accomplishments in support of the University‚Äôs Public Affairs mission. 

Up to three faculty and three staff award winners 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 public affairs projects within the University. Nominees must be full-time Missouri State employees for a minimum of 3 years at the time of nomination.  

Faculty Nominations

One faculty nominee may be submitted per College.  Colleges may choose their nominee by college committee or be submitted directly by the Dean of the college. 
Faculty nominee submitted via Dean:  By February 26, 2018, the Dean must email a faculty name to Dr. Rachelle Darabi.  A nomination letter may accompany the name submission, but is not required.  The award coordinator, Stacey Trewatha-Bach, will work with the faculty nominee to ensure formal application materials are completed prior to the March 26th deadline.  
Faculty nominee submitted via College Committee:  A Dean may choose to vet multiple qualified faculty via college committee.  The final nominee's name, along with their fully completed application materials, must be submitted to Dr. Rachelle Darabi no later than March 26, 2018.   

Staff Nominations

Staff nomination letters must be emailed or campus mailed to Dr. Rachelle Darabi no later than February 26, 2018.  The award coordinator, Stacey Trewatha-Bach, will work with each staff nominee to ensure the formal application materials are completed prior to the March 26th deadline.

Questions & Contact Information

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