Interim UM System President Steve Owens (left, standing) presents UMSL scholar Tim Farmer with a letter naming him the 2011 recipient of the University of Missouri System President’s Award for University Citizenship. UMSL Chancellor Tom George (center, standing) and UMSL business professors applaud the honor.

Tim Farmer, associate professor in accounting at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, knows a few things about service. In fact, he’s been a part of most committees, boards or groups at UMSL. Because of his dedication to service, Farmer was awarded the 2011 University of Missouri System President’s Award for University Citizenship.

Farmer has served on almost every committee in the College of Business Administration at UMSL. He has been a consistent contributor to the Faculty Senate and University Assembly with two terms as chair. He also has served on committees for the Graduate Council, as well as other task forces and ad hoc committees.

“I’m grateful to the people who supported my nomination,” he said. “Having great colleagues throughout the university has made my success possible. This award is a confirmation that the university not only expects faculty to contribute their efforts and expertise to service as well as to research and teaching, but is also willing to recognize it.”

The President’s Award for University Citizenship is given by the UM System and recognizes outstanding contributions in professional expertise and personal service in promoting the mission and values of the system. He will receive the award during a June ceremony in Columbia, Mo.

“Tim is an extremely dedicated faculty member,” said UMSL Chancellor Tom George. “He continuously goes above and beyond to serve not only the university, but his fellow faculty members and the UMSL students. We are fortunate to have him as part of the UMSL family.”

In addition to his faculty responsibilities, Farmer is chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the Department of Accounting Scholarships Committee and the Senate By-Laws & Rules Committee. He is on the Master’s of Accounting admissions committee and the College of Business Administration Faculty Policy Committee. He also serves on the campus’s Access to Success steering group, the Marketing Task Force, Gender Task Force, Human Resources Interdepartmental Partnership and Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Committee.

Farmer, who joined the UMSL faculty in 1987,  also received the 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service from UMSL.

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Jen Hatton

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