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Professor Mitchell Receives UM System Award for Community Engagement

April 22nd, 2015

Professor David Mitchell

Professor S. David Mitchell received the President’s Award for Community Engagement from the University of Missouri System. UM System Chief of Staff Zora Mulligan and MU Deputy Provost Ken Dean, ’76, surprised Professor Mitchell with the award during his Collateral Consequences of Sentencing class on April 21.

This award recognizes UM System faculty who are engaged in exemplary community engagement activities such as volunteerism, service-learning, educational programming and outreach. Professor Mitchell was recognized in part for leading discussions with many audiences about the events in Ferguson, Mo., and for leading the Missouri Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

In his nomination of Professor Mitchell, Dean Gary Myers wrote, “Professor Mitchell takes a broad view of community. He does not see the university and the larger Columbia area as separate entities, viewing them as part of the community writ large. Similarly, he views the marginalized and underprivileged populations that he serves as part of our community as a whole.”

The UM System President’s Awards are presented annually to faculty members across the four campuses of the UM System who have made exceptional contributions in advancing the mission of the university. Professor Mitchell will be formally recognized by UM System President Tim Wolfe during a celebration on June 25.

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