03. 30. 2021
Scott Lanyon

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that Scott Lanyon, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education, has received the 2021 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education

The Graduate and Professional award was established in 1999 to recognize contributions to graduate and professional education at the University of Minnesota. This honor is awarded annually to exceptional candidates nominated by their colleges in their quest to identify excellence in graduate and/or professional education. In addition to honoring individual faculty members, the award contributes to the improvement of graduate and professional education at the University by publicizing their work to serve as resources to the whole faculty. Recipients are chosen for excellence in instruction; involvement of students in research, scholarship, and professional development; development of instructional programs; and advising and mentoring of students. 

Scott Lanyon made significant contributions to graduate education prior to stepping into his current role as Vice Provost and Dean for Graduate Education (in 2016). He developed a proposal writing class, which trained over 300 graduate students and led to a doubling of NSF graduate fellowship recipients at the University of Minnesota. He strengthened the graduate program in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior through an external review and the implementation of a professional development seminar.

The award is made possible through generous support of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Congratulations, Dean Lanyon!