National University

Lorna Zukas Wins Jerry C. Lee Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Lorna Zukas, A Professor in the College of Letters and Science’s Department of Social Sciences, has been named as the 2012 recipient of the Dr. Jerry C. Lee Distinguished Service Award, presented annually by the Faculty Senate.

The Distinguished Service Award, initiated by and bearing the name of National University System Chancellor Dr. Jerry C. Lee, is given in recognition of outstanding commitment to faculty service. According to her peers on the Faculty Senate, Dr. Zukas’ contributions this past year were unmatched.

In 2012, Dr. Zukas served as Chair of the University Faculty Personnel Committee; served on the Committee for Nominations and Elections and provided mentorship to a new Committee Chair; served as Faculty Lead for the Global Studies Bachelor of Arts Program; and co-organized the Center for Cultural and Ethnic Studies’ sponsorship of the Centennial Celebration of San Diego Free Speech Movement (a multi-event month-long tribute to the San Diego free speech fight 1912-2012).

In 2011, Dr. Zukas Chaired the University Committee on Nominations and Elections and was a member of the University Faculty Personal Committee, the Presidential Scholarship Awards Committee, served as an English Speaking tutor for NU international students, and served as Lead Faculty for the Global Studies Bachelor of Arts Program.