Each year, institutions across the state, including all four STLCC campuses, present this award to one faculty member who exemplifies effective teaching, effective advising, service to the university community, commitment to high standards of excellence and success in nurturing student achievement.
Weber will receive the Governor’s Award in the fall at the 54th Annual Missouri Community College Association Convention and Tradeshow.
According to Mike Dreith, Ed.D., associate provost at STLCC-Wildwood, Weber was chosen for this award because of his profound impact on the campus community.
“During his tenure at STLCC-Wildwood, Mark Weber has helped create an environment that embraces and appreciates art,” Dreith said. “From curating the outdoor sculpture park, to managing the indoor art collection, serving as the faculty mentor for the Fine Arts Club, and hosting numerous student art exhibits, his contributions are visible across the campus. He’s an asset to Wildwood, and we look forward to honoring him with this award.”
Weber began his career at STLCC in 1988 as an adjunct faculty member. In 1995, he was hired full time at Forest Park. In 2008, he was tapped to build the fine arts program at the Wildwood campus.
Over the years, Weber has spearheaded numerous fine arts initiatives. He also has worked to infuse cultural opportunities into the student experience through his role as the global education coordinator.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a master’s degree in fine arts from Washington University in St. Louis. Throughout his career, he has participated in nearly two dozen solo art exhibitions and more than 50 group exhibitions. His artwork has been displayed in numerous public and private collections, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Ralston Purina, and Hunan Normal University in Changsa, China.