Glendale Community College professor John Queen — a key advocate for faculty members during the tumultuous leadership of former President/Supt. Audre Levy — has won the statewide Full-Time Faculty of the Year Award.
"John Queen has proven himself a dedicated leader on faculty and student issues," said Patrick Harbison, communications director for Faculty Assn. of California Community Colleges.
The 10,000-member association and lobbying group advocates on behalf of community college faculty members. The faculty award, which dates back to the 1950s, is given to an individual who promotes the mission of the association on a local and statewide level, Harbison said.
There are typically more than 100 nominees each year. Queen will be formally recognized at an awards luncheon March 6 during the association's Advocacy and Policy Conference in Sacramento.
"I didn't know I was nominated until I was told I had won," said Queen, who chairs the political science department. "It was a complete surprise … It is very nice."