The Foundation first presented the Leadership Service Award in 2016. It honors a faculty member who combines service learning with classroom instruction to forge skills and knowledge that students can apply to community leadership opportunities.
Dr. Claire Schultz
Assistant Professor of Art Education
College of the Arts
Dr. Claire Schultz is an assistant professor of art education and has been a faculty member at the University since 2018 in the Department of Visual Arts in the College of the Arts. Dr. Schultz focuses on incorporating service throughout her curriculum and makes sure that her arts education students get hands on experience in the community. She has partnered with organizations such as the UL Lafayette Child Development Center, Hilliard Art Museum and Acadiana Center for the Arts to provide her students with a plethora of professional engagement opportunities. She currently is the president-elect for the Louisiana Art Education Association and serves as the UL Lafayette representative for the Kennedy Center Partners in Education program.