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Three FCBE Faculty Awarded Professorships for Exemplary Leaders

For release:  April 12, 2013

Three Professorships for Exemplary Leaders (PEL) Awards were distributed last week at a Dean’s Board Advisory meeting at River Oaks Restaurant. The PELs were recently funded in order to recognize three outstanding administrators for their high-level leadership and significant contributions to the College.

Dr. Lloyd Brooks, Chairman of the MIS Department, was the recipient of the Jennifer and Michael Cook Professor of Exemplary Leadership Award. Dr. Tom Miller, Associate Dean for Administration, was the recipient of the Morgan Morton Professor for Exemplary Leadership Award. And, Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, was the recipient of the Papasan Family Professorship for Exemplary Leadership Award. Below are pictures of the PELs recipients receiving the awards from their benefactors.

From left to right: Dr. William Pounds, Mrs. Brooks, Dr. Lloyd Brooks, Michael Cook and Jennifer Cook
(From left to right: Dr. William Pounds, Mrs. Brooks, Dr. Lloyd Brooks, Michael Cook and Jennifer Cook)
 
From left to right: Larry Papasan, Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal, Mrs. Dhaliwal and Dr. William Pounds
(From left to right: Larry Papasan, Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal, Mrs. Dhaliwal and Dr. William Pounds)

From left to right: Dr. William Pounds, Mrs. Miller and Dr. Tom Miller; Not pictured: Morgan Morton 
(From left to right: Dr. William Pounds, Mrs. Miller and Dr. Tom Miller; Not pictured: Morgan Morton)

Each of the PELs was privately funded by members of the Dean’s Advisory Board. This financial commitment showcased the level of appreciation the Dean’s Board places on outstanding educational leadership and hard work.

The honored faculty members will receive monetary compensation of $10,000 per year for five years. Dr. Brooks, Dr. Dhaliwal and Dr. Miller were selected as the inaugural recipients of the PELs because of their tremendous influence on the successes of their departments and programs. Each of these three honorees have helped move the College to higher levels of innovation and recognition.

“It is critically important to recognize and award those individuals who keep our College moving in a progressive and positive direction,” said Dean Rajiv Grover. “Programs such as PELs help us say thank you to influential leaders who have dedicated years of service to improving Fogelman College. I cannot think of a better group of faculty than Drs. Brooks, Dhaliwal, and Miller to receive the first PEL Awards.”

To further recognize these three extraordinary leaders of Fogelman College, Dean and Professor Emeritus of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Dr. William Pounds, attended the ceremony and helped distribute the awards. Dean Pounds is regarded as an esteemed leader in both the academic and professional business fields. He has served as a professor of MIT’s Sloan School of Management for more than 40 years, as the senior advisor to the Rockefeller family, and finally, as chairman on the board of numerous corporations. His presence indicated the significance of the Professorship for Exemplary Leaders Awards.

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