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Provost's Leadership Award for Partnership in Philanthropy

Dennis J. Derickson


2016 Awardee – Dr. Dennis J. Derickson

Chairman, Electrical Engineering Department College of Engineering

Dr. Dennis J. Derickson has helped build one of the nation’s top undergraduate electrical engineering programs through alumni outreach and strategic fundraising.

“His efforts have been marked by enthusiasm, optimism, commitment, inclusion, dedication and a spirit of collaboration and partnership,” said Debra Larson, dean of the College of Engineering. 

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Call for Nominations

The purpose of the Provost’s Leadership Award for Partnership in Philanthropy is to recognize a current or former Cal Poly faculty member for superior achievement in fundraising. The awardee should demonstrate an ability to garner external support to advance the mission of Cal poly and work collaboratively with the university’s development staff.

Nominations are being accepted for the Provost’s Leadership Award for Partnership in Philanthropy.

The award recipient will receive campus-wide recognition; faculty, staff and current students are eligible to submit nominations.

The nomination must include:

  1. Completed nomination form. PDF | Word
  2. A nomination letter that describes the nominee’s efforts to leverage support to advance the mission of Cal Poly and work effectively with donors, alumni, and the university’s development staff. The letter may also include special activities that relate to fundraising.

Nominations are currently being accepted through Friday, April 21, 2017

For more information contact Jeanne Scott, Office of the Provost

Administration Building 01-305 or email

   Past Awardees

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