Leadership Development Award

Award Information

This award recognizes an individual who develops future leaders among faculty by demonstrating exceptional leadership.
Please note that this is not a leadership award, but rather a leadership mentor award.
The deadline to submit nominations is May 20.


Nominees must demonstrate substantial contributions in three out of four of the following areas:

  • Innovation and creativity that:
    • Leads to new and/or improved processes
    • Brings a unique perspective to relationships
  • Mentorship:
    • Serves as an advocate and guide for professional development
    • Encourages, develops, and inspires professional service
  • Communication:
    • Listens actively
    • Solicits feedback and input
    • Seeks to understand before being understood
    • Provides constructive criticism that leads to growth and development
  • Leads by example:
    • Serves as a role model to faculty colleagues
    • Demonstrates collaborative spirit



  • Employed at least half-time at the time of nomination (0.5 FTE) at a PAEA member program and for a minimum of three cumulative years in PA education. All years do not have to be at the same program.


  • Nomination letter describing in detail how the award criteria were met, including evidence of performance above and beyond the nominee’s job description


  • Two letters of support  addressing the author’s first-hand knowledge of the nominee with relation to three out of the four award criteria


  • Nominee’s complete CV or resume


  • Complimentary 2020 PAEA Education Forum registration
  • Crystal award
  • Check for $500
  • Recognition at the Education Forum Awards Ceremony

2019 Award Recipient

Donna Agnew, Salus University