TU Administrators Receive National Honors

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Two TU administrators were recently honored for their contributions to their fields.

Roger Blais, provost and vice president for academic affairs at TU, received a 2008 ISA Distinguished Society Service Award for his more than 15 years of dedicated service and leadership to ISA -- the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society.

The honor, presented in October, recognized Blais for his leadership in the ISA’s Test Measurement Division, which covers the measurement, instrumentation and techniques associated with providing test data for product development and evaluation. He previously was honored with ISA’s Neal P. Baum Award, the highest technical award offered by the Test Measurements Division of ISA.

In November, the National Council of University Research Administrators honored Allen “Al” Soltow, TU vice president for research, with its 2008 Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes NCURA members who have made sustained and distinctive contributions to the organization.

A member of NCURA since 1977, Soltow has served and supported the organization in many different capacities, including as a member of the Board of Directors, the nominating committee, and as an advisor for the NCURA leadership development committee. Kathleen Larmett, NCURA Executive Director, said, “Allen Soltow has contributed to NCURA and to the advancement of the profession for over 30 years. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this award than Al.”

David hamby