Professor Boudreaux-Bartels receives Outstanding Service Award

URI Faculty Senate and Provost recognize professor for three decades of service

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From left, URI Faculty Senate President Hillary Leonard, Professor G. Faye Boudreaux-Bartels, Provost Donald H. DeHayes and President David M. Dooley. Photo courtesy of Hillary Leonard

KINGSTON R.I. – May 7, 2019 – For more than three decades, Professor G. Faye Boudreaux-Bartels has served as a mentor and role model to other faculty and students at the University of Rhode Island, particularly those in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering.

Boudreaux-Bartels was presented with the Sheila Black Grubman Faculty Outstanding Service Award for her exemplary service on May 2 by the URI Faculty Senate and Office of the Provost.

“This is a tremendous acknowledgment of Faye’s extraordinary service at URI,” said Haibo He, chair of the Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering.

In a joint statement, the senate and provost expressed their appreciation for Boudreaux-Bartels’ service to her department, college, the Faculty Senate, and the broader engineering and university community.

“You are well known for your dedication and commitment to the strategic advancement of the University, that you serve with no personal agenda except for a devotion to fairness, ethics and equity,” read the statement.

The faculty award has been presented annually since 2011. This is the first time an engineering professor has been honored.

Boudreaux-Bartels was the first female faculty member in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering and a former chair of the department.

Throughout her career, the Wakefield resident was elected by faculty to top leadership positions in the Faculty Senate and appointed by administrators to strategic committees and governing roles, demonstrating how highly regarded she has been across the entire university community.

In 2000, Boudreaux-Bartels received the URI Diversity Award in Faculty Excellence and the URI Association for Professional and Academic Women Woman of the Year award.