Celebrating Excellence: UMKC Faculty and Staff Awards

2009 Recipient

Cameron Lindsey

Cameron Lindsey
Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy

An exemplary model for seamlessly merging teaching and community service, she “wholeheartedly believes that it takes a community to raise a pharmacist!”

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Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching


The Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented to an outstanding faculty member from each participating higher education institution in the state. While each institution has flexibility in selecting its award recipient, the following criteria are recommended:

  • Effective teaching
  • Effective advising
  • Service to the university community
  • Commitment to high standards of excellence
  • Success in nurturing student achievement


Recipient and guests will attend a luncheon hosted by the Governor.

Nomination Guidelines

Faculty colleagues, departments, schools/colleges, or recognized campus organizations may nominate individuals.

The length of the nomination materials is not of primary importance because the final choice will be based on convincing evidence. Nomination materials will not be returned; therefore, the department chair should retain a copy of nomination materials for possible future use. Unsuccessful nominations may be updated and resubmitted in successive years.

Nomination materials should include the following:

  1. Statement of support from the nominator
  2. Nominee’s curriculum vitae
  3. Nominee’s personal philosophy of teaching statement
  4. Letters of support
  5. Other supporting materials



These nominations have traditionally been submitted later in the academic year, but the deadline for submission to the UM System has recently been changed. Please submit materials by: November 13, 2009, 5:00pm


Send nomination packets to:

Ronald A. MacQuarrie, Ph.D.
Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs and Dean, School of Graduate Studies
343A Administrative Center
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110