The annual Spencer Award was given to Dr. Ted Mims
Each year, one Spencer Faculty Service Award of $5,000 is made to a faculty member. Robert Spencer, the founding President of Sangamon State University, established the expectation that public service and service to the academic community would be highly valued by the faculty at SSU. This year, the award was given to Dr. Ted Mims who has established himself as a model of 'professor-citizen' through public service and service to the academic community as envisioned by Dr. Spencer. Dr. Mims' service includes an impressive record of leadership and service to the Computer Science Department, to UIS and to the whole academic community.