The two outstanding faculty members – J. Milton Adams and Timothy D. Wilson – received theThomas Jefferson Awards for their service and scholarship, respectively. Between them, they have spent more than 70 years on Grounds.
Those who nominated Adams for the Jefferson Award for Service also repeatedly mentioned his humility, despite his many accomplishments on Grounds. Over the years, he has held various administrative roles, from serving as associate dean for academic programs in the School of Engineering and Applied Science to his current role as senior vice provost, leading UVA’s strategic planning process.
He has been part of every major planning effort in recent times and helped launch many of the University’s signature programs for students, from the January Term to the Jefferson Public Citizens Program, the academic service program in which students learn about effective service practices, research design and implementation of research service projects.
“Adams has served the University as a superb teacher, researcher and administrator,” Sullivan said. “In all of this activity, he has continually shown that students and the broader University come first in his mind. He has led or been instrumental in creating numerous University programs, with collegial leadership and without seeking personal recognition.”...