Chancellor Foley Receives Science Leadership Award

Hank Foley
Academy of Science St. Louis
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The Academy of Science St. Louis has honored MU Chancellor Hank Foley with the 2016 Science Leadership award.

Since its inception, the Academy has promoted the recognition of the impressive scientists of St. Louis. This tradition continues with the 22nd Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards. Each award-winner represents an extraordinary caliber of expertise.

Leading up to his appointment as Interim Chancellor, Dr. Foley served as Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs of the University of Missouri System, and Senior Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has strongly endorsed excellence and cooperation among the four University of Missouri campuses. While holding numerous administrative and leadership posts throughout his career, he has remained a committed scientist. He and his students have published over 120 scientific papers, and he has been named as inventor on 15 issued United States patents. Dr. Foley was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2013 and was recently made a Fellow of the Industrial & Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society.

Awards will be presented at the 22nd Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the Chase Park Plaza.

Past Award Recipients: Cortex Innovation Community (2015) and Ralph S. Quatrano, Ph.D. (2015); Novus International (2014) and Robert Fraley, Ph.D. (2014); Nestle´Purina PetCare (2013) and Karen Seibert, Ph.D. (2013); James S. McDonnell Foundation (2012) and Larry J. Shapiro, M.D. (2012); Emerson (2011) and Timothy Eberlein, M.D. (2011); Missouri Botanical Garden (2010) and M. Carolyn Baum, Ph.D., OTR (2010); The Boeing Company (2009) and William A. Peck, M.D. (2009); Charles Kilo, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E. (2008) and The Monsanto Company (2008); William (Bill) Danforth, M.D. and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (2007)

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