Former Weinert Center academic director Jon Eckhardt and associate professor of management and human resources, received the Erwin A. Gaumnitz Distinguished Faculty Award for Service from the Wisconsin School of Business on April 29, 2022. The Gaumnitz award was funded in 1994 to recognize the wide reach of the Wisconsin School of Business faculty service contributions. The award is granted to a faculty member who has an outstanding record of public service to industry, the community, the profession, and the School or University. In addition to service, the recipient excelled in teaching and research.
The nomination materials highlighted Jon’s service to the Weinert Center, his work speaking at events on behalf of the University, his work improving entrepreneurship at UW and beyond including as a co-founder of gener8tor, the formation of the Entrepreneurship Science Lab, as editor of the Entrepreneur and Innovation Exchange, and other service activities including serving on the chancellor search committee.