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Dr. Jorge Villegas is 2017 Spencer Award Recipient
Dr. Jorge Villegas, Chair of the Department of Business Administration, has received the 2017 Spencer Award for Exemplary Service. The award is one of five major awards presented to UIS faculty each year to honor excellence and commitment as teacher-scholars.
The Spencer Award is named for Robert C. Spencer, the founding President of Sangamon State University. He emphasized that education for good citizenship was integral to a liberal arts education, and challenged the new campus and its faculty to make a difference in society. Likewise, he sought to foster a highly participatory campus which would model the virtues of a democratic community with faculty members contributing actively to its development.