Jerry Bayless, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was one of seven individuals honored recently by the University of Missouri Alliance of Alumni Associations and Extension for outstanding service.
Bayless received the 2011 Presidential Citation Award for outstanding alumni service to Missouri S&T during an event held Nov. 18 at the Clinton Club in Columbia, Mo.
Known as “Mr. S&T,” Bayless has served in numerous roles at Missouri S&T during his more than 50 years on the faculty, including chair of civil engineering and associate dean of the school of engineering.
A member of the Missouri S&T faculty since 1959, Bayless served as assistant to the chair of the civil engineering department for many years and as freshman advisor and transfer student advisor. In 1986, he was promoted to assistant dean of engineering and was named associate dean in 1990. During his career, he has held summer positions with the Missouri Highway Department and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
In 2004, Bayless received the Missouri S&T Chancellor Medal. He has also received the Alumni Merit Award.