Wayne T. Westling Award


Wayne Westling

The Wayne T. Westling Award for University Leadership and Service was created by the UO Senate at the 14 November 2001 and the 5 December 2001 meetings of the UO Senate.  The award is named in honor of Wayne T. Westling, Professor of Law at the University of Oregon from 1979-2001, who was 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 Senate’s Committee on Committees is responsible for establishing the selection criteria, soliciting nominations, screening candidates, and recommending the recipient to the Senate for its approval. The Senate president serves as an ex officio member of the Committee on Committees for this yearly award activity. The recipient is selected when the Senate votes on the recommendation of the Committee on Committees.


2020 – Kassia Dellabough (College of Design)

2019 – Karen Ford (College of Arts & Sciences and English)
Leslie Opp-Beckman (American English Institute)

2018 – Frances J. White (Anthropology)

2017 – Jennifer J. Freyd (Psychology)

2016 – Robert Kyr (Music and Dance)

2015 – Carol Stabile (Women’s and Gender Studies)

2014 – Susan Gary (Law)

2013 – Paul Engelking (Chemistry)

2012 – W. Andrew Marcus (Geography)

2011 – John Bonine (Law)

2010 – John Nicols (History)

2009 – Brad Shelton (Mathematics)

2008 – James Reinmuth (Business)

2007 – Suzanne Clark (English)

2006 – Jeffrey Hurwit (Art History)

2005 – James Earl (English)

2004 – Dennis R Hyatt (Director, Law Library)

2003 – Peter von Hippel (Chemistry)

2002 – Peter B Gilkey (Mathematics)


April – announcements to university community requesting nominations

April – deadline for receiving nominations

April/May – review nominations and make selection

June – award announcement

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