|President Michael Ortiz and Sandra Baldonado, Hart's widow, present 2005-06 Hart Award to Emma Gibson during Fall Convocation.|
Nominations for the 2006-07 George P. Hart Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership are due June 12, 2006. This award, along with a $1,000 honorarium, will be presented to a faculty member who displays the highest traditions of academic life, reflecting the commitment of the late Professor Hart.
The Hart Award, now in its ninth year, recognizes faculty members who are regarded as role models and leaders, both on campus and in the community. The award was established in 1996 following the death of George P. Hart, a well-respected 30-year member of the political science department and an associate dean in the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences. Hart served on the Academic Senate for 15 years.
The 2005-06 recipient was Emma Gibson, reference librarian and president of the campus California Faculty Association. Other recent recipients include Gary Cretser, sociology; William F. Girouard, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering; and Dorothy Willis, anthropology. The 2006-07 Hart Award recipient will be honored at Cal Poly Pomona's Fall Convocation in September.
Characteristics of the successful candidate include:
- Influence that extends beyond the boundaries of the academic setting and enriches the wider community
- Strong personal traits that reflect compassion, benevolence, and intellectual curiosity
- Exemplary leadership at the university
- Active participation in the life of the university
- Recognized role model for faculty and students
- Active community leader
Please direct your nomination electronically to Susan Vienna at firstname.lastname@example.org (one-page letter format please, no self-nominations).