“Ole Miss is a service-oriented, caring community, and to be recognized by students, faculty and staff as a leader in service affirms the extraordinary level of commitment of the Frist recipients,” Chancellor Dan Jones said.
The award was established with a gift from Dr. Thomas F. Frist Sr. of Nashville, a 1930 UM graduate. This is the 18th year for the award.
Weber joined the public policy leadership department faculty in 2007 and is executive director of the Society of Philosophers in America and chair of the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on Public Philosophy.
One nomination for Weber, from a graduate student, stated in part: “Somehow, between teaching, writing books, writing articles for the Clarion-Ledger or the Tehran Times, leading efforts to improve access for disabled individuals on campus, speaking at conferences and spending time with his wife and disabled young daughter, he has time for his students. And I don’t mean office hours. I feel like I see him outside the Lott building more than in it. And he’s in there a lot.”