September 25, 2018

Butler Center seeking nominations for Leadership in Action Award

The Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence is seeking nominees for the 2018 Butler Leadership in Action Award. Nominations are due 5 p.m. Oct. 22.

This award will recognize Purdue faculty, staff and students who have shown exemplary leadership within their respective areas of expertise. Whether it is through excellence in a particular field or demonstrable commitment to the success and development of other leaders, this award will acknowledge honorees' accomplishments and professional contributions.

There are three categories of awards, honoring a faculty member, a staff member, and a student, each of whom must show leadership with direct effect on their work and community environments.

To be eligible for the Leadership in Action Award, the individual must demonstrate the following:

* Overarching commitment to launching tomorrow's leaders by showing ongoing dedication to mentoring students, colleagues, and peers to pursue excellence and fostering an atmosphere of cooperation and creativity, which contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of their peers.

* Favorable representation of their department and the University, both on and off campus.

* Skillful motivation, organization, dedication, and/or influence within their area of research, discipline, or other work.

* Ongoing commitment to engagement at the local, national, and/or global level.

* Service to the campus community as well as national service to academic and professional organizations.

Nominations may be self-made or submitted on the nominee's behalf. Nominations must include a cover letter of no more than two pages that cites the nominee's strengths, years of service, and examples of commitment to leadership. Two letters of support will be accepted. A CV/resume condensed to two pages in length, highlighting accomplishments and efforts meeting the award criteria, should be included as well.

Nominations may be submitted online:

* Faculty award nominees.
* Staff award nominees.
* Student award nominees.

Award recipients will be recognized at a reception on Dec. 6. For more information, contact Please upload nominations based on category.

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