Bob Hicok, a professor in the Department of English, was one of three Virginia Tech faculty members recently appointed to the Academies of Faculty Service and Leadership; he earned membership in the Academy of Faculty Service, which recognizes exceptional service to the university beyond a faculty member’s usual responsibilities.

Hicok’s nomination was based on his instrumental role in the revision of the Faculty Handbook, his collaborative approach, and his efforts to include stakeholders at all levels. His portfolio includes service on the Commission on Faculty Affairs, University Council, Faculty Senate, President’s Committee on Governance, and the University Advisory Council on Strategic Budgeting and Planning as well as committees at the College and department level.