JOPLIN - Dr. Delores Honey, pictured at left, assistant vice president for assessment and institutional research at Missouri Southern State University, was recently presented the 2009 ATHENA Award by the Carthage Chamber of Commerce at their annual banquet.
The International ATHENA Award is presented to individuals who have achieved a high degree of professional excellence, have assisted women to develop their full potential by opening up leadership opportunities, and whose body of work has made a national or international impact.
Honey has served on the national executive board of the ACE-Network, an advisory group to the Office of Women in Higher Education, American Council on Education. The ACE-Network focuses on issues related to advancing and supporting women in higher education administration. Previously she served as the Missouri affiliate's state coordinator. She has held offices in professional organizations, made presentations at national and international conferences and consulted on issues of assessment for several universities.
Coming to MSSU as a member of the faculty in the school of business, she became assistant to the academic vice president four years later. She started the Center for Assessment and Institutional Research and was awarded the rank of professor before being named assistant vice president in 1999.
Honey serves as the institution's liaison to the Missouri Department of Higher Education on issues of assessment and data coordination. Her community involvement includes membership on the Freeman Health Systems Investigational Review Board, Carthage Library Foundation Board, American Cancer Society Board and Carthage Innovative Industries Board.