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Professor Ben Trachtenberg, Missouri Life Fellow, Wins President's Leadership Award

April 2, 2019, Fellows in the news

Professor Ben Trachtenberg, Missouri Life Fellow, won the President's Award for University Citizenship in the Leadership category. Professor Trachtenberg is an Associate Professor of Law at Missouri University School of Law. Professor Trachtenberg provided exemplary faculty leadership during particularly difficult times while serving as chair of the MU Faculty Council from 2015 to 2017. As chair, he displayed grace under tremendous pressure and forthrightly articulated faculty positions on sensitive issues.

He has a well-deserved national reputation for collaborative, ethical and farsighted leadership and an extensive publication record related to university leadership, including “The 2015 University of Missouri Protests and their Lessons for Higher Education Policy and Administration” and “The Complexities of Shared Governance and Freedom of Speech.” As well as deep knowledge of theory, Professor Trachtenberg has robust practical experience. In addition to his time as Faculty Council Chair, he has served as faculty advisor to several student organizations and participates on a number of faculty committees, including chairing the Mark Twain Fellowship Committee. His institutional service is balanced with productive research and excellent teaching, as evidenced by multiple teaching awards and his nationally recognized writings. His national reputation for leadership in higher education is a testament to his exemplary service since his arrival at Mizzou. Read more here.

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