Joyce Kinkead, Utah State University vice provost for undergraduate studies and research and professor of English, received the 2005 National Association of Students Personnel Administrators Utah Outstanding Faculty Award at the organization's conference in Salt Lake City, Sept. 30. She was recognized for her service to students and faculty at USU.
NASPA presents five awards each year to leaders in higher education in Utah. One of these prestigious awards is the Outstanding Faculty Award. Kinkead was nominated by her colleagues.
"Joyce Kinkead is a tireless advocate for and promoter of our students, seeking ways to provide the most effective educational experience possible," said Donald Fiesinger, dean of the College of Science. "She not only engages the students, she engages the faculty, staff and administrators in this effort."
Recipients of the five Utah awards go to a regional level where they may qualify for higher honors. Kinkead was supported by letters from students and faculty.
"Dr. Kinkead helps students help themselves and exceed their own expectations," said Grayson Weeks, sophomore and fellowship student at USU. "Dr. Kinkead connects students with opportunities that open doors and inspire development. She is an essential part of many students' undergraduate experience at Utah State University."
NASPA brought keynote speakers and presenters from its national conference to the Sept. 30 gathering to honor Kinkead and the other four Utah award recipients.