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Lupardus to Receive PTK Award

Meramec Provost Carol Lupardus

Carol Lupardus, Ph.D., provost at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, will receive a special award from Phi Theta Kappa at the society’s annual convention April 6-8.

Lupardus will be one of 24 college administrators who will be honored with 2017 Distinguished College Administrator Award during PTK Catalyst in Nashville, Tenn.

The award is presented to college vice presidents, deans or directors who have demonstrated a strong level of support for Phi Theta Kappa during their tenure. Students nominated Lupardus for the award.

In the nomination submitted for Lupardus, students wrote the following: “As our campus’ provost, Dr. Carol Lupardus has proven herself the Xi Lambda chapter’s truest and most dedicated champion through her advocacy for our members, officers and advisor. Recognizing the important role Phi Theta Kappa can play in creating and maintaining a campus that fosters educational excellence, student success and degree completion, she has made our chapter’s success one of her primary priorities regardless of the many other responsibilities and demands placed upon her by the role as our chief academic officer. Her tireless efforts have enabled us to participate in numerous Phi Theta Kappa activities and to transform our chapter into one or campus’ premier student organizations.”

Lupardus was named Meramec provost in July 2016. She previously served as vice president for academic affairs at STLCC’s Florissant Valley campus. She joined St. Louis Community College as an assistant professor of Teacher Education in 2001.

Lupardus also is a member of the STLCC team participating in the Higher Learning Commission’s Academy for the Assessment of Student Learning.

The Missouri State Board of Education appointed Lupardus to its Advisory Council for the Certification of Educators, representing the Missouri School Boards’ Association. She has served in this capacity for five years. Lupardus was reappointed for a four-year term representing the Missouri Community College Association in 2013. In 2007, she was elected as president of the Community College Division of the Missouri Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.

In 2005, Lupardus earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Saint Louis University. She holds a master’s degree in education from Saint Louis University and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.