BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 14, 2014 – Mark G. McNamee, senior vice president and provost, appointed seven faculty members to the Academy of Faculty Service, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
The Academy of Faculty Services recognizes a faculty member’s exceptional service to the university beyond their usual responsibility. Instructional, research, administrative, and professional faculty members are eligible for inclusion.
The following individuals received new appointments:
“Each of this year’s appointees have gone above and beyond the requirements of their roles in providing exemplary service to the university and our community,” said McNamee. “This appointment recognizes their outstanding efforts, and will revitalize academy representation for other university service opportunities.”
The University Council revived the Academy of Faculty Service in May 2013, following a long period of inactivity. The academy is structured to parallel the Academies of Teaching Excellence and Outreach Excellence, and members are called upon for representative service to university committees.
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