Three Professorships for Exemplary Leaders (PEL) Awards were recently distributed
at a Dean’s Board Advisory meeting at River Oaks Restaurant. The PELs were funded
in order to recognize three outstanding administrators for their high-level leadership
and significant contributions to the College.
Dr. Lloyd Brooks, Chairman of the MIS Department, was the recipient of the Jennifer
and Michael Cook Professor of Exemplary Leadership Award. Dr. Tom Miller, Associate
Dean for Administration, was the recipient of the Morgan Morton Professor for Exemplary
Leadership Award. And, Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal, Associate Dean for Academic Programs,
was the recipient of the Papasan Family Professorship for Exemplary Leadership Award.
Below are pictures of the PELs recipients receiving the awards from their benefactors.
(From left to right: Dr. William Pounds, Mrs. Brooks, Dr. Lloyd Brooks, Michael Cook
and Jennifer Cook)
(From left to right: Larry Papasan, Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal, Mrs. Dhaliwal and Dr. William
(From left to right: Dr. William Pounds, Mrs. Miller and Dr. Tom Miller; Not pictured:
Each of the PELs was privately funded by members of the Dean’s Advisory Board. This
financial commitment showcased the level of appreciation the Dean’s Board places on
outstanding educational leadership and hard work.
The honored faculty members will receive monetary compensation of $10,000 per year
for five years. Dr. Brooks, Dr. Dhaliwal and Dr. Miller were selected as the inaugural
recipients of the PELs because of their tremendous influence on the successes of their
departments and programs. Each of these three honorees have helped move the College
to higher levels of innovation and recognition.
“It is critically important to recognize and award those individuals who keep our
College moving in a progressive and positive direction,” said Dean Rajiv Grover. “Programs
such as PELs help us say thank you to influential leaders who have dedicated years
of service to improving Fogelman College. I cannot think of a better group of faculty
than Drs. Brooks, Dhaliwal, and Miller to receive the first PEL Awards.”
To further recognize these three extraordinary leaders of Fogelman College, Dean and
Professor Emeritus of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Dr. William Pounds, attended
the ceremony and helped distribute the awards. Dean Pounds is regarded as an esteemed
leader in both the academic and professional business fields. He has served as a professor
of MIT’s Sloan School of Management for more than 40 years, as the senior advisor
to the Rockefeller family, and finally, as chairman on the board of numerous corporations.
His presence indicated the significance of the Professorship for Exemplary Leaders