Harold Myers Award for Distinguished Service

The Harold Myers Award for Distinguished Service is given to an administrator, member of the professional staff, or full-time or part-time faculty member who has engaged in service work that has been recognized to be truly significant to the University.

Dr. Harold Myers

Dr. Myers served Drexel University as an instructor, administrator, and trustee over five decades. He served as Drexel's Interim President from 1987 to 1988 and became President Emeritus in 1989. Earlier, Dr. Myers served as Dean of Men and as Vice President, Treasurer, and Senior Vice President for University Relations. He received numerous awards and honors at Drexel including the A.J. Drexel Paul Award, the Drexel JOO Award, the Joseph S. Mozino Blue and Gold Award, the Evening College Alumni Association Award, and the Alumni Varsity Club Award. The Myers Residence Hall on the University City Main Campus is named in his honor. Dr. Myers served in World War II and the Korean War as Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy. He also served as President of the Union League of Philadelphia and was active in community affairs.


The Harold M. Myers Distinguished Service Award is presented to a faculty member or professional staff member and should be regarded by the entire community as parallel to other awards given for service, teaching and research. The award includes a certificate and a monetary award.

The recipient:

  1. Must be an administrator, administrative staff person, full-time or part-time faculty member.
  2. Must have performed service above and beyond normal expectations of their position.
  3. Must have engaged in service work on one or more occasions that has been recognized as truly significant in the life of the University.
  4. Must have been a contributor to the work of the University and its mission.

Nominations should include a nominating letter addressing criteria 2, 3, and 4 above, three to six supporting letters from individuals knowledgeable about the candidate's activities, and a current vitae or resume, as appropriate. All nominations should be advanced through the individual's supervisor, department head, dean or vice president.


Faculty members who are interested in submitting a proposal should prepare their application in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Drexel University Funding Portal, for each competition respectively.