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Paula Backscheider, the Philpott-Stevens Eminent Scholar in the Department of English, received the 2017 Women of Distinction Faculty Leadership Award.

Each year at the Women’s Leadership conference, an annual campus event hosted by Women's Center, Auburn University honors an undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, administrative and professional staff member, staff member and alumna who demonstrates exemplary leadership abilities. Recipients of these awards have proven that they lead with courage and create innovative solutions while inspiring and uplifting their communities.

These award winners are recognized at the conference luncheon each year and honored with a certificate of their achievement. The conference is on Friday, March 24, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

More information about the conference and the award winners can be found online

Additional information about Backscheider is available online.