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.
Call for nominations begin January 21, 2019.
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 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.
There is no limit to how many staff nominations can be submitted for consideration. Nomination letters must be emailed or campus mailed to Dr. Rachelle Darabi no later than March 1, 2019. The award coordinator, Stacey Trewatha-Bach, will follow-up with each staff nominee to ensure the formal application materials are completed prior to the April 1st deadline. View the requirements link to the right.
Faculty Nomination Options
Each College may submit forth one faculty nominee, including Meyer Library and the West Plains campus. Colleges have two options for submitting their faculty nominee: 1) they may choose their nominee by college committee or 2) the Dean may directly submit a faculty nominee, at their discretion.
Faculty nominee submitted via Dean: By March 1, 2019 the Dean must submit by email the faculty name to Dr. Rachelle Darabi. A nomination letter may accompany the submission, but is not required. The award coordinator, Stacey Trewatha-Bach, will follow-up with the faculty nominee to ensure their formal application materials are completed prior to the April 1st deadline. View the requirements link to the right.
Faculty nominee submitted via College Committee: By April 1, 2019 the final nominee's name, along with their fully completed application materials , must be submitted to Dr. Rachelle Darabi by email or campus mail. View the requirements link to the right. Please contact the award coordinator, Stacey Trewatha-Bach for questions/confirmation regarding application materials.
Questions & Contact Information
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