VIRGINIA TECH RECENTLY HONORED faculty members for outstanding leadership and service with induction into the Academy of Faculty Leadership and Academy of Faculty Service. Through the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the academies honor the exemplary contributions of faculty members of all classifications in formal service roles or in areas of leadership.

University Libraries’ Director of Collections and Technical Services Ed Lener became one of the newest members of the Academy of Faculty Service. 

“Virginia Tech’s reputation and strengths as an institution are built upon the selfless service and leadership found throughout our faculty community,” said Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke. “Our students benefit not only from the outstanding instruction and support provided by these faculty, but also from witnessing firsthand their advocacy in support of and commitment to teaching, research, and service. Congratulations to each of these new members of the Academy of Faculty Leadership and Academy of Faculty Service, and thank you for the example you set for our entire university.”

Lener’s recommendation for academy membership was based on his 24 years of service to the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign as member and chair and for his service on the University Advisory Council on Strategic Budgeting and Planning, University Promotion and Continued Appointment Committee, Faculty Senate, COS Curriculum Committee, and the Commission on University Support. His humble reliability and dedication have earned him elected and appointed positions on various committees across the university. 

Academy of Faculty Service nominees must have successfully completed an elected or appointed term of office in university governance, completed the assignment or set of responsibilities associated with a university-level project, or made commendable service contributions at the university level outside of usual responsibilities and ongoing formal governance roles. They must also have made a notable and demonstrable positive impact on the university as evidenced by the academy nomination statement and letters of support.