Elaine Sanders, associate professor of accounting in the UTSA College of Business, received the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in University Service during the 2015 University Excellence Awards Ceremony in April.
“I am so honored to receive the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for University Service,” said Sanders. “I believe this award is not only an acknowledgement of service provided, but also of the impact of that service on our students and our changing university. I encourage any faculty member who is serious about growth and change at UTSA to step up and participate when service opportunities arise.”
During her 20 years at UTSA, Sanders has compiled an outstanding record of service to the university. She has been active in the Graduate Council serving on the Executive Committee, Nominating Committee and most recently as chairperson of the Graduate Council. She has also served as a member of the Core Curriculum Committee, Faculty Grievance Committee and the Graduation Rate Improvement Plan Committee.
At the college level, she has been secretary of the college Faculty Forum and Graduate Faculty Forum. She has also been a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and the MBA Committee.
Representing her department, Sanders has served as department chair and was instrumental in developing and administering the PACE examination that must be passed by every student entering intermediate accounting. She is the faculty mentor for the 150-hour program, the E&Y Scholars Program and is the founding advisor of the Association of Latino Professionals in Accounting and Finance.
“Elaine’s commitment to service has spanned her entire UTSA career,” said Sandra Welch, senior vice provost for institutional effectiveness and professor of accounting. “Her work benefits our accounting program and positively impacts the students’ educational experiences.”
The President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in University Service recognizes faculty who are exemplary in their commitment to service within the university and whose service has had major impact on the opportunities, lives and future of UTSA students.
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