2019 News Stories

Professor receives Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Minnesota

Steve Permuth

Steve Permuth, PhD

TAMPA, Fla. (October 22, 2019) — College of Education Professor Steve Permuth, PhD, was awarded a 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award by the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.

The Distinguished Alumni Award was created in 2010 to honor alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers and communities. Out of the college’s 70,000 alumni, 25 alumni are selected each year to be recognized with this award.

Dr. Permuth is a professor of educational leadership in the College of Education. Prior to joining USF, he served in various roles within the education field such as classroom teacher, high school principal, and university administrator. He also served as dean of three colleges of education, including USF, and as provost of a university in Kentucky.

In 2018, Dr. Permuth was previously honored through an endowed scholarship established in his name at the University of Minnesota by one of his former high school students. The Steve Barry Permuth Scholarship, an award named for the three educators who had an impact on the student’s life, provides financial support to undergraduate students enrolled in and working toward any degree within the student’s former college, the College of Science and Engineering.

Dr. Permuth will be recognized at an induction dinner hosted at the University of Minnesota in November.