University Professor and Merit Awards

From 1972 to 1995, the Lamar University System Board of Regents awarded Regents' Professorships and Regents' Merit Awards. The Professorships were given to distinguished senior faculty and the Merit Awards were presented to outstanding junior faculty. With the transition to The Texas State University System, these recognitions changed and today are known as the University Professor and Merit Awards programs.

Due to COVID-19, applications were unable to be reviewed in 2021. In 2020, Lamar awarded the twenty-fourth University ProfessorshipDr. Qiang Xu, Professor of Chemical Engineering, received the 2020 University Professorship.  University Professorships are awarded for life and carry a $2,500 honorarium.  University Merit Awards include a stipend of $1,000, and the 2020 recipients were Dr. Stephanie Chadwick, Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Dr. Yueqing Li, Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Dr. Sujing Wang, Associate Professor of Computer Science. The selection guidelines, criteria, calendar, and resume format for this year's University Professor/Merit Award selection are found below for your information and consideration.


University Professor and Merit Award Guidelines