Retirement Party for Steven Puro
In June 2009, Dr. Steven Puro will retire from the Political Science department after 38 years of service. Throughout his long and vital career, Dr. Puro has published widely in the area of police certification and accountability and taught classes on constitutional law, judicial decision-making, and courts and public policy. He has supervised numerous Ph.D. theses for the Public Policy department, helped undergraduate and graduate students with internships, and mentored many of his students and colleagues. Over the course of his career, he chaired the College of Arts and Sciences Rank and Tenure Committee and served on the research committee of the Graduate School. He is also on the board of a number of civic organizations.
In 2009, Dr. Puro received an award from the College of Arts and Sciences recognizing outstanding service to undergraduate students. Starting in 2009, the department annually will award the Steven Puro award to an outstanding graduate student in the Political Science department.
In April 2009, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Political Science department, the Political Science club, and the department of Public Policy Studies hosted a retirement party in Dr. Puro's honor.
Steven Puro with department chair Wynne Moskop
SLU law school professor Roger Goldman spoke about Steve Puro's many contributions
As did Don Brennan, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and of the Graduate School.
Friends and colleagues celebrated Steve Puro's long career
Political Science club president Brendan Keating spoke at the reception
Phyllis Forchee, Navneet Jaswal, Chris Swanson, and Emmanual Uwalaka
Steven Puro with Todd Swanstrom