HAYS, KS -- Dr. Larry Gould, provost of Fort Hays State University, received the 2000 Pacesetter Award from the National Academic Advising Association at its 24th National Conference on Academic Advising in October in Orlando, FL.
The Pacesetter recognizes chief executive officers, provosts and chief academic or student affairs officers who exemplify a commitment to academic advising and who are true advocates for advising, students and advisors.
Dr. Patty Griffin, director of Academic Advising at FHSU, said that Gould "has led the educational effort among our faculty and has been instrumental in developing two new advising tools: a university Faculty Advising Handbook and a General Education Academic Advising Handbook."
FHSU President Edward H. Hammond also noted that Gould leads by example by personally advising "students in leadership studies, political science and information networking and telecommunications."
"Larry believes that you shouldn't ask anyone to do something you wouldn't do yourself," said Hammond.
Gould came to FHSU in 1981 as director of the Docking Institute of Public Affairs and as a professor of political science. He served as executive assistant to the president from 1989 to 1991 and was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at FHSU until being named as provost in 1998.
Also recognized at the national conference was Sue Boos, assistant professor of nursing at FHSU. Boos was named a recipient of the 2000 Outstanding Advisor Certificate of Merit.