Nominations Sought for 2015 UM Pantzer Humanitarian Award

October 03, 2014

MISSOULA – Nominations are now being accepted for the University of Montana’s Robert T. Pantzer Presidential Humanitarian Award, presented each year to a person from the University or state who has substantially contributed to making campus a more open and humane learning environment.

The award honors Pantzer, UM president from 1966 to 1974, whose open-door policy was a hallmark of his administration. Pantzer also provided outstanding leadership in the preservation of unfettered academic inquiry and expression.

The Pantzer Award Committee seeks nominations of individuals who have demonstrated similar characteristics. Nominations should include the nominee’s resume and a statement describing how the individual fits the criteria. Additional letters of support for the nominee are optional. Previous nominations may be reactivated by request and by providing any additional or updated information.

The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14. The award will be presented at UM’s Charter Day ceremonies on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2015.

Nominations should be mailed to Pantzer Award Committee Chair, Office of the Provost, University of Montana, 32 Campus Dr., Missoula, MT 59812, or emailed to

More information about the call for nominations is online at


Contact: UM Office of the Provost, 406-243-4689,