November 22, 2019

Schoorman, Smith receive Purdue’s inaugural Outstanding Leadership in Globalization Awards

David Schoorman David Schoorman

On the occasion of International Education Week, Nov. 18-22, Purdue’s Office of Global Partnerships (OGP) and Global Academic Committee (GAC) have named David Schoorman and William Smith as the inaugural winners of Purdue’s Outstanding Leadership in Globalization Awards.

These University-level awards are given annually to recognize one staff member and one faculty member for their dedicated efforts to increase Purdue’s global recognition as a leader in higher education. Schoorman is associate dean for executive education and global programs and professor of management in the Krannert School of Management, and Smith is director of global engagement in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Globalization in this context is defined as developing, facilitating and maintaining programs and activities in partnership with universities, agencies and private-sector constituents outside the United States. Specifically, the awards recognize endeavors that involve faculty and/or students from Purdue and international counterparts in learning, discovery and/or engagement.

In support of Schoorman’s nomination, David Hummels, the Dr. Samuel R. Allen Dean of the Krannert School, said, “Professor Schoorman has had a remarkable impact on our success with both undergraduate and master’s programs. His significant rethinking of our study abroad strategy led to a quadrupling of our study abroad participation.”

William Smith William Smith

Dr. Sandra San Miguel, associate dean and professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, said of Smith: “Will’s leadership and expertise was directly responsible for exponential growth in the number of study abroad experiences, the quality of those experiences, and the number of faculty, staff, and students engaged in study abroad.” 

OGP and GAC are now accepting faculty and staff nominations for the 2020 Outstanding Leadership in Globalization Awards for impact relevant to any or all of the academic mission categories of learning, discovery and engagement. These monetary awards are open to all categories of full-time University faculty and staff members. 

Following the existing college procedures for administering faculty and staff awards, each college may submit up to three nominations for each award (i.e., three for faculty and three for staff) by Feb. 17. OGP will collect and submit up to three at-large nominations for both faculty and staff not associated with a particular college.

These awards were created to further reinforce the importance of the global outreach undertaken by Purdue faculty and staff.  The awards demonstrate the institution’s commitment to the Purdue Moves initiatives of promoting world-changing research and transformative education, for the benefit of the entire Purdue community of faculty, staff and students as well as stakeholders abroad. Nomination instructions are available online for faculty nominations and staff nominations.

International Education Week celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attracts future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences.


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