2017 Faculty Excellence Awards

Elizabeth Fullon

Department Chair, General Education

City College


City College Leadership Award



Over the past 10 years, Elizabeth Fullon has risen in rank at City College and made a name for herself as an astute leader.


Elizabeth, department chair of General Education, is being recognized for her contributions at City College at Montana State University Billings and is this year’s City College Leadership Award winner.


The award honors those with a superior record of leadership, performance, resourcefulness, and dedication, as well as having noteworthy involvement in activities that have advanced the academic programs at City College.


She is a tireless advocate for all programs at City College, rather than simply maintaining a focus on General Education.


“Elizabeth’s determination and passion for the success of City College, the students, student clubs, and faculty is unsurpassed,” a colleague said. “She demonstrates a true passion at MSU Billings, not just through her words but her actions.”


Some highlights of Elizabeth’s service to City College include serving as the Assessment Coordinator, writing the grant proposal that allowed the school to access a piece of the World Trade Center, and being instrumental in the annual 9/11 Memorial remembrance event.  She is currently the student Veterans Club advisor and actively participates in the Women’s and Gender Equity Group.


As an academic and retired Air Force reservist, Elizabeth said she has witnessed the perils of leadership and competitive résumé building and learned to advocate a deliberate but thoughtful approach to leadership.


“As a social constructionist, I believe that culture resides in discourse,” she said. This leadership culture centers on dialogue and inclusivity. In addition to creating a new assessment process for City College, Elizabeth is most proud of her dedication to the school’s veterans. 


“It’s not just students. We have faculty, staff, and others that have veterans in their family,” she said. “It truly is a veteran community.”