CLAS Distinguished Leadership Awards

The Dean’s Office of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, together with the CLAS Alumni Council, hosts its annual Distinguished Leadership Awards to recognize the achievements of its students, alumni, faculty and staff—and the many contributions of other individuals who have worked to make the College strong.

CLAS is a community focused on learning, teaching, research, and engagement, with a mission to inspire thinking and transform lives through discovery, innovation, and global connections. This ceremony honors those who reflect these qualities in their activities. Read more about the breadth and depth of the College.

The inaugural event will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023 and is by invitation only. For more information, please write

The Council is looking forward to sharing the names of their honorees, and describing their accomplishments in late March. For this, the inaugural year, the CLAS Alumni Council used a combination of criteria that reviewed each honoree’s professional accomplishments, community and civic involvement, and dedication. It then made recommendations to the College dean. Honorees who currently reside within the College have also received commendation from their respective department chairs.