The Association of College and University Housing Officers – International has bestowed its Parthenon Award upon Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Mike Schultz.
SIUE’s director of university housing (left) received the award during the association’s annual conference and exposition in Seattle.
The Parthenon Award is the association’s most prestigious honor. It recognizes supreme achievement in the profession, outstanding service, leadership and contributions to the field of campus housing.
“Mike is a consummate professional who has dedicated his life towards positively impacting student success and retention at SIUE, and providing excellent leadership to his profession,” said Jeffrey Waple, SIUE vice chancellor for student affairs.
To be considered, candidates must have, among other things, contributed a minimum of 10 years of service to the housing or affiliated profession and a minimum of five years of service to the association.
“My profession allows students the ability to transition from home to active members of our society,” said Schultz, a Hollywood, Florida native who now calls St. Louis home. “We provide the structure for young adults to grow and thrive in a supportive community.”
After working at Saint Louis University Housing for five years, Schultz joined SIUE as director of housing in July 1989. During his SIUE tenure, Schultz is most proud of introducing focused interest communities, the movers and shakers program and enhancing the University Housing Facilities Management program.
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