The Wayne Westling Award for University Leadership and Service is named in honor of Professor Wayne Westling, Professor of Law at the University of Oregon from 1979-2001, recognized across campus for his unswerving and selfless commitment to faculty governance at the University of Oregon. It is given to a faculty or staff member for their outstanding and long-term leadership and service to the university.
The award recognizes those “who by their knowledge and skills have made a significant contribution to the cultural and development of Oregon or society as a whole.” Up to three awards may be given each year, presented at June Commencement.
The award recognizes the individual "who is a change agent; an individual who understands that change is about values and belief systems, and believes their function is to continue to improve and to make a difference through their actions and through collaborative relationships in a complex organization," who demonstrates leadership in advancing the issues of Classified Staff on the University campus.
This award recognizes an Officer of Administration who has demonstrated outstanding service to the University through leadership and commitment to campus-wide issues over a period of years.