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Graduate School Alumni Society Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award

The Graduate School Alumni Society Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award is intended to recognize faculty members for exemplary leadership benefiting graduate students and faculty in an existing graduate degree program at Penn State. Such leadership includes, but is not limited to: enhancement of student recruitment; professional development and placement; mentoring and promotion of faculty and students in the program; enhancement of program diversity, educational quality, resources, and national visibility; promotion of professional ethics and its integration into all elements of graduate programming (academic, research, professional conduct, etc.); and other efforts that enhance the stature of the graduate program both internally and externally.  To be eligible for nomination, a faculty member must be an approved member of the graduate faculty at Penn State; be a current or recent chair of an existing graduate degree program; demonstrate excellence in leadership in graduate education; and not be a prior recipient of the award.

Nominations for the upcoming academic year will open in the August time frame.

Nominations may be submitted by graduate students, faculty, and staff.   Please contact your college graduate education office for important information, attachments and nomination link contained in email announcement.    Nominations and reference letters:  Deadline 9/30/22

2021-22 Graduate School Alumni Society Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award Recipient

  • Chris Calkins (Health Administration, College of Health and Human Development)

Previous Graduate School Alumni Society Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award Recipients

For more information please contact the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards Administration.

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