Dr. Robert Lengel, associate dean for the Executive MBA, received the 2011 Richard S. Howe Outstanding Service to Undergraduates Teaching Award this week during a luncheon hosted by UTSA President Ricardo Romo and Provost John Frederick.
The award recognizes faculty for developing signature learning experiences for undergraduates outside the traditional classroom environment.
Lengel, one of four UTSA recipients of the award, will receive $2,000 from the Richard S. Howe Endowment. The fund honors former UTSA professor Richard “Dick” Howe. It is supported by community leader and philanthropist Edith McAllister.
Lengel was recognized for his work with the College of Business Leadership Challenge Program. Established by Lengel in 1992, this program challenges juniors and seniors to broaden their leadership perspectives through exposure to community leaders and personal reflection about service and growth. Most recently Lengel was instrumental in creating and mentoring the “For the Kids” student organization on campus. Modeled after a successful program at his alma mater, this organization raises funds to help children battling cancer and the year-round program culminates with a 24-hour dance marathon.
“UTSA is extremely fortunate to have so many excellent teachers—educators who constantly find new ways to motivate our students to achieve their personal best,” said Frederick. “The four recipients we are honoring this year are committed to shaping the next generation of leaders through educational experiences that extend beyond our classroom walls. We are grateful for their passion and for the countless hours they spend to give UTSA students the best possible preparation for successful careers.”