Neumann Receives Distinguished Faculty Award from UArizona’s African American Community Council

Nov. 7, 2019
MIS Professor of Practice Bill Neumann receives the African American Community Council's Distinguished Faculty Award

On September 21, 2019, William Neumann, professor of practice in management information systems in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the African American Community Council (AACC). The AACC works to equip juniors and seniors with real-world experiences that foster career empowerment, cultural competency and creative collaboration skills for a world of difference. Within this area, council members focus on the national educational crisis in recruiting, retaining and graduating Black male students.

Bill Neumann

The Distinguished Faculty Award celebrates the importance of collaboration with colleagues across the university’s community. Styne Hill, AACC chair, says that Neumann was selected because he “continues to make significant contributions to the mission and goals of the AACC with his efforts and practices to collaborate and create diverse, inclusive and innovative business leaders.”

“Progress demands our constant attention and dedication, as well as the importance of valuing and supporting each individual with empathy and compassion,” said Neumann when accepting the award. “I am honored and grateful to the university for the opportunities I have been given to plant a few trees for these amazing young people.”

Neumann, who joined the Eller College’s Department of Management Information Systems in 1999, is also director of undergraduate and graduate MIS professional programs at Eller. He teaches courses in computers and the internetworked society, information security risk management and enterprise computing environments that are taken by several thousand students each year.