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Schwartz, Shyu and Loboa pose for a photo

UM System Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Bob Schwartz, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Chair Chi-Ren Shyu and Dean Elizabeth Loboa were on hand as Shyu received a UM System President’s Award for Leadership on Thursday.

Excerpted from UM System news release:

University of Missouri System Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and former College of Engineering Interim Dean Bob Schwartz today awarded the second of nine UM System President’s Awards to be presented to faculty in 2016 to Chi-Ren Shyu, chair and Shumaker Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Schwartz — in front of colleagues gathered for a faculty open forum — surprised Shyu with the President’s Award for Leadership, which includes a $5,000 award. The award recognizes faculty who have provided exemplary leadership to one of the four UM System campuses through commitment to excellence and integrity in their leadership roles.

Shyu joined the MU faculty in 2000 and was named the Paul K. and Dianne Shumaker Endowed Professor in 2010. During his time at the university, he has accumulated many awards, including the MU Faculty Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Award and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He is also a seven-time winner of the Outstanding Computer Science Professor Teaching Award and a two-time winner of the MU College of Engineering Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award.

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