Faculty Awards Committee


Jenn Capps, Co-Chair

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Meenal Rana Co-Chair

Previous Outstanding Professor Award Recipient 


Troy Lescher

Faculty Member

Cindy Moyer

Faculty Member

Carrie Aigner

Faculty Member



Student Representative


Co-Chairs: The University President or designee, and the most recent recipient of the Outstanding Professor Award, or in the absence of such a recipient, the more highly ranked or experienced recipient of the Excellence in Teaching or Scholar of the Year Awards.
Membership: In addition to the co-chairs, three members of the teaching faculty (two of whom are previous recipients of the Outstanding Professor Award) appointed for one‑year terms by the Appointments and Elections Committee, and one student appointed by the Associated Students.
Duties: The committee is appointed to select the nominees for the following Humboldt awards:  Excellence in Teaching, Scholar of the Year, Outstanding Service Award, and Outstanding Professor.  The committee reports to the University Senate its nominations during the Senate’s first March meeting of the academic year in which the awards are to be presented.  Upon receiving the nominations of the Faculty Awards Committee, the University Senate ratifies the awards by a vote of 2/3 of those present, and forwards its recommendation to the President for conferral.  On behalf of the University, the President confers awards honored in a ceremony open to the public.  Recipients of the awards will have the opportunity to present a public lecture or performance, and the awards carry stipends from the Humboldt State University Foundation and the Division of Academic Affairs.  (Committee description revised by Senate Resolution #16-08/09-FA (Revised))
Type: Ad Hoc Committee of the University Senate
Meetings: Two to three times per year
More information about Humboldt's Distinguished Faculty Awards can be found here.