Distinguished Service Professors

The Provost's Office is now accepting nominations for the Distinguished Service Professor title.

Per 2.51.02 of the Board of Governor's statues,

"The President is authorized to create a new faculty classification of Distinguished Service Professor. This classification is to be used in rare instances to designate senior members of the University faculty who have made extraordinary contributions to the University outside their own disciplines or who, by unusual service outside of the University, have brought great honor and recognition to this institution. The title of Distinguished Service Professor would be bestowed upon the recipient by the President of the University upon the advice of the Provost."

Service is an important part of each faculty's responsibilities and often includes service to the University community within and beyond the disciplinary bounds of a faculty member's tenure home and may include significant service to the broader community, state or nation. Accordingly, the Provost invites members of the academic community to submit nominations for Distinguished Service Professors.

Each nomination should include a detailed letter of support for the nominee setting out the significant areas of the nominee's service to the University, the community and beyond. The letter should be accompanied by the nominee's curriculum vitae. In appropriate cases, additional letters of support from other faculty, academic leaders, or community organizations may be included.

Nominations will be considered by a Distinguished Service Professor Selection Review Committee for recommendation to the Provost on appropriate action. The Committee will be comprised of two representatives from the Provost's Office and three representatives from the Academic Senate Policy Committee.

Submit your nomination here

Deadline for nominations is Friday, January 13, 2023. Please use the link above to submit your nomination package. Questions regarding Distinguished Service Professors should be forwarded to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development.