2023 Faculty Distinction Reception

June 28, 2023
Faculty Distinction Reception
On Friday, June 16, Palo Alto University (PAU) honored faculty accomplishments and milestones during the University’s 2023 Faculty Distinction Reception at the La Honda Winery in Redwood City. Congratulations to our amazing faculty and thank you for your dedication and commitment to PAU!

Years of Service Awards

1 Year of Service
3 Years of Service
Faculty Distinction Reception
5 Years of Service
7 Years of Service
10 Years of Service
15 Years of Service
20 Years of Service
Faculty Distinction Reception

PAU Tenure and Promotion

Jamie Kent, PhD (Promotion)

External Affairs Special Award


Excellence in Teaching Awards               


Excellence in Research Award

Faculty Distinction Reception

Excellence in Service Award


Outstanding Contingent Faculty Awards


Provost Award of Excellence in External Grants and Contracts


Pillar Pioneers Award

Kelly Coker, PhD, Assessment Committee Chair
Rowena Gomez, PhD, Assessment Committee Chair
Teceta Tormala, PhD, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging 

Provost Above and Beyond Award

Michael Richards, PhD, Gronowski Center
Cristen Wathen, PhD, Center for Educational Excellence
Shreya Vaishnav, PhD, Center for Educational Excellence
William Snow, PhD, Counseling Department Chair
Faculty Distinction Reception - Ricard Munoz

Retirement Honors

Ricardo Muñoz, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Clinical Psychology
A photo album from the reception has been uploaded to Facebook. View the photos here.