From left to right: Priscilla Childress, Kathy Davis for Susan Martindale, Abigale Ehlers, Gilbert Adkins and Ana Estrella-Riollano. Susan Martindale pictured below.
- Abigale Ehlers
Senior Instructor, Hospitality Leadership Department
- Ana Estrella-Riollano
Assistant Professor of Biology & Biomedical Sciences, West Plains Campus
- Gilbert Adkins
Administrator of the Central Region, Missouri State Outreach
- Priscilla Childress
Assistant Director, New Student & Family Programs
- Susan Martindale
Academic Advisor, Director of the Jump START Program
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’s 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.
Call for nominations will begin January 2019.
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 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.