Groundbreaking researchers, educators named Distinguished Professors by University of Colorado
Contributions of five faculty leaders earn CU’s highest honor
BOULDER – The University of Colorado today introduced five newly designated Distinguished Professors, the highest honor awarded to faculty across the CU system’s four campuses.
CU Distinguished Professors are faculty members who demonstrate exemplary performance in research or creative work, a record of excellence in classroom teaching and supervision of individual learning, and outstanding service to the profession, the university and its affiliates.
CU President Bruce D. Benson reviewed nominations from CU’s campuses; with the recommendation of a committee of Distinguished Professors, he forwarded the candidates’ names to the CU Board of Regents. Today during its meeting at the University of Colorado Boulder, the board voted in favor of the nominees.
Honorees for 2017 are:
With these five new designees, CU has recognized 92 Distinguished Professors since the program’s establishment in 1977.
- Jay Dedrick