The “Bob Pierleoni Spirit of POD Award” is the highest honor that POD bestows on a member. It recognizes long-standing members who have made selfless contributions through their service to the organization and to the field of educational development. The award is presented at the Annual Conference.
Bob was an early member of the POD Network in Higher Education. He contributed actively to its conferences, served on the Core Committee, and co-chaired the 1985 POD Conference located in Lake Lawn Wisconsin conference.
Bob always contributed meaningfully to any endeavor he undertook. But he brought more than expertise and organizational skills to POD. His spirit pervaded the organization. His gentle humor, personal warmth, caring, helpfulness, and commitment to sharing ideas helped make collegial networking a key element of the POD Network.