In 2013, UAA established the Distinguished Service Honor Roll to recognize our most impactful service leaders.  This year the UAA Recognitions Committee has selected eight individuals for induction into the Distinguished Service Honor Roll.  The selected honorees are:

Deidre Beadle
Deidre Beadle, Urban Affairs Association
UAA Assistant Director and 10-year staff member of the Executive Office

Sabina Deitrick
Sabina Deitrick, University of Pittsburgh
UAA member 20+ years; Governing Board Treasurer; Finance Committee Chair; Local Host Chair; numerous committees

Edward Goetz
Edward Goetz, University of Minnesota
UAA member 30+ years; Governing Board Chair; Local Host Chair; Program Committee Chair; numerous committees

Jill Simone Gross
Jill Simone Gross, Hunter College, City University of New York
UAA member 25+years; Governing Board Chair; Program Committee Chair; International Linkages Committee Chair; numerous other committees

Michael Leo Owens
Michael Leo Owens, Emory University
UAA member 20+ years; Governing Board Chair; Governing Board Vice-Chair; Program Committee; numerous other committees

William Rohe
William Rohe, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
UAA member 30+ years; Governing Board Chair; Governing Board Vice-Chair; numerous other committees

Gregory Squires
Gregory Squires, George Washington University
UAA member 30+ years; Governing Board Chair; Governing Board Vice-Chair; Local Host Co-Chair; numerous other committees

Shelly Tillinghast
Shelvia (Shelly) Tillinghast, Urban Affairs Association
Executive Office team member for 12+ years; UAA Event Planner; UAA Conference Specialist

The Distinguished Service honorees will be formally inducted into the Honor Roll during the UAA Conference Awards meal scheduled for the spring conference in Nashville, April 21-24, 2021.