Recognize and support faculty innovation, exemplary teaching, advising, research, use of instructional and other technologies, and recognize faculty and staff for community outreach and exceptional service.
First PSU Endowed Professorships Created
In 2007, Wally and Meredith Stevens established the Stevens-Bristow Professorship to recognize those faculty who educate the educator. Daniel Perkins was named the first Stevens-Bristow Professor and made the inaugural presentation with 18 students who had just returned from Vietnam, touring with Perkins “Singing for Friendship and Peace.” In 2008, Ed and Marilyn Wixson established an endowed professorship in mathematics, and Brian Beaudrie was named the first Wixson Professor of Mathematics. Beaudrie made his inaugural presentation on December 17, 2008.
PSU has added new awards that celebrate faculty and staff excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship. The University has created an annual publication, Excellence, celebrating faculty and staff and recognizing a few of the many talented, creative, and engaged professionals who form the PSU community. The award winners are chosen by their peers and represent a range of disciplinary fields and job descriptions. They demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence and to PSU’s mission as a regional comprehensive university focused on student success, discovery and innovation, and engagement with our wider community, state, region, and beyond.