The Gordon Y. Billard award is named in honor of Mr. Billard, a member of the Class of 1924. This individual award is made annually to a member of the Faculty or non-Faculty employee, or one not affiliated with the Institute. The criteria is for an individual (not a team) who has given “special service of outstanding merit performed for the Institute.”
Those nominated must have had an impact beyond performing their normal job duties. These efforts would be broad in scope (affects many departments or units, or people), and has been sustained contributions for many years (some nominees have made contributions in excess of 15 years). Examples of this might include serving as chair of a cross-departmental task force whose findings or actions moved MIT’s mission forward (e.g. Kendall project or Task force on Undergraduate Education. Another example might be initiating and nurturing a new student program such as MISTI, DLab, Global Education and Global alliances.
This individual also could have been the driving force behind the creation of a revitalized graduate community or the Campaign for Students. Finally, the nominee should have created important, lasting and varied contributions to the MIT community. The recipient normally has had a significant portfolio of service to MIT.
If you have any questions about the Gordon Y Billard Award please contact via email.
- Gayle Gallagher, Institute Affairs
- Ian Waitz, School of Engineering
- Alyce Johnson, Human Resources
- Jagruti Patel ‘97, Chancellor's Office
- Prof. John Ochsendorf, Department of Architecture/Civil and Environmental Engineering
- John P. Dunbar, Assistant to the Provost for Space Planning
- Adèle Naudé Santos, Professor, Department of Architecture
- Claude Canizares
- Dorothy Mark
- Roger Mark
- Professor Suzanne Berger, Department of Political Science
- Daniel E. Hastings, Dean for Undergraduate Education
- Professor J. Kim Vandiver, Dean for Undergraduate Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering