The Stan and Sandy Rives Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award is given to a member of the Illinois State University community who holds a faculty, academic professional, or civil service position to recognize their outstanding teaching or significant contribution to the undergraduate experience, with special attention given to the first-year experience. Candidates for this award must have been at Illinois State for a minimum of three years, and be nominated by an Illinois State employee. Nominations must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 30.
More information is available on the Provost’s Office website.
Stan Rives earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Illinois State. He was a member of the Illinois State faculty, and served as an administrator from 1958 until 1980. The Stan and Sandy Rives Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award was established in honor of his longtime commitment to an undergraduate program of the highest quality and for his contributions to Illinois State as dean of undergraduate instruction.