Faculty are at the heart of any great university, and the University of Nebraska is fortunate to have some of the world’s best serving across our four campuses. Their teaching, research and outreach on a daily basis has a remarkable impact on our 52,000 students, the state and the world—and we are honored to celebrate and recognize their work.
The Presidential Chair Award is the highest academic honor the university can bestow on a faculty member. This award is supported by a permanently endowed gift, which honors a senior faculty member who is a top scholar in a given discipline. The gift also provides ongoing support for research, development and program support related to that discipline.
President’s Excellence Awards
The President’s Excellence Awards—the university’s most prestigious awards for teaching, research and engagement—recognize individual faculty members and academic/administrative units whose work has had a significant impact on students, the university and the state.