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Professor Antony Augoustakis walks around the Main Quad and talks about Classics at UIUC.

Antony Augoustakis, Associate Director for the School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics and Professor of Classics, is the recipient of the 2021 Executive Officer Distinguished Leadership Award for his work with the Department of Classics. This award recognizes outstanding academic leadership and vision by an executive officer within a college or campus unit. Recipients are exemplar of effective leadership who have led diverse groups through strategic improvements within her or his unit or campus. In Antony’s case, his effective mentoring of faculty, inclusive vision for his department and his discipline, successful curricular innovations, impact on the profession and generous dedication to this unit were important factors in the decision.

Antony Augoustakis, a professor and head of classics, researches the cultural poetics and the sociopolitics of Flavian poetry. His “accomplishments in the areas of research, teaching and service, and his national and international reputation are outstanding,” his nominator wrote. “His publication record is among the most impressive I have seen in my 30-year career at Illinois for a faculty member at this stage of his or her career.  This remarkable productivity shows no sign of slowing down.”

Andreas Cangellaris, Antony Augoustakis, George Reveliotis, Feng Sheng Hu, and Joan Volkmann

From left: U of I Provost Andreas Cangellaris; Antony Augoustakis, head of the Department of Classics; George Reveliotis; Feng Sheng Hu, Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of LAS; and Joan Volkmann, associate dean for the College of LAS Office of Advancement, pose for a photo after signing an endowment commitment with Reveliotis. (Photo courtesy of the Department of Classics.)

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