Annie Buckley has been named Cal State San Bernardino’s Outstanding Professor for the 2018-’19 academic year, the university’s top faculty honor.
Buckley developed and is the head of the university’s community-based art program, according to a university statement.
She has raised more than $2 million in grants and contracts to help grow and improve that program, including a contract from the California Arts Council and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Buckley was also named the John M. Pfau Endowed Professor, named for the university’s first president, an honor that accompanies the Outstanding Professor award.
In keeping with a Cal State San Bernardino tradition, Buckley learned of her Outstanding Professor during an “ambush” of one of her lectures by President Tomás D. Morales, members of the school’s senior leadership and colleagues from the art department.