|Student Advocate VP, Casey Saxton, with Dr. Chris Fawson|
“It was both an unexpected surprise and an extraordinary honor to be recognized by USUAS as the inaugural recipient of the Student Advocacy & Support Award,” Dr. Fawson said. “Our students deserve the best we have to offer as faculty and staff—and I hope to live up to that expectation by doing all I can to increase the set of opportunities available to the USU students who I have the honor of meeting and knowing.”
Dr. Fawson was nominated by Scott Laneri, this year’s Huntsman School senator.
“Through his efforts, Dr. Fawson has helped countless students make connections with future employers and academic mentors,” Laneri said. “I have so much respect for Dr. Fawson's dedication to improving the student experience both at USU and beyond.”
“I have great respect for Scott, and his leadership team, and share his passion for creating extraordinary opportunities for all of our students—but especially those students who might be struggling to find a purposeful pathway to success,” Fawson said.
The Excellence in Student Advocacy & Support Award was created in fall 2014 by the Utah State University Student Association (USUSA) to recognize outstanding faculty and staff at USU who go above and beyond for students in any area of student life. Student leaders recognized that many exceptional faculty and staff often aren’t recognized for their service and this award will be one avenue to recognize those faculty and staff members for helping students. Any USU student may nominate a staff or faculty member at http://www.usu.edu/ususa/advocacyaward/.