(Schmiesing, Ann C - 2016) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service uri icon



  • Though she may be best known in the College of Arts and Sciences as co-chair of this year’s revision of the core curriculum, Professor Schmiesing’s service and leadership are multifaceted. As an assistant professor at CU Boulder she lost her hearing, and since that time she has worked tirelessly to improve the campus’ ability to accommodate disabled persons at every level. She has chaired her department, provided substantive service to the University Libraries and the Office of International Education and served as faculty director of the Sewall residential academic program. She is currently Vice Provost and Interim Dean of the Graduate School. The selection committee was impressed with her own take on the transformative nature of service: “We work together to imagine how the experiences of our students, our colleagues and our community as a whole could be made better, and then set out to transform that vision into reality.”

year awarded

  • 2016