April 30, 2021
University of Missouri School of Journalism Associate Professor Ryan Thomas recently received the MU Faculty Council Shared Governance award.
The award recognizes a faculty member who has made significant contributions to shared governance.
Thomas serves as chair of the Missouri School of Journalism’s elected Policy Committee, a position he has held since 2018. The Policy Committee’s responsibilities include implementing administrator evaluations, coordinating all school-wide elections, and overseeing the school’s standing committee structure and recommending committee assignments.
During his time as chair, Thomas’ leadership has helped advanced shared governance at the school, including spearheading the effort to centralize and update all of the school’s faculty policies.