ASPA presents JSU professor with the Donald Stone Service Award

Dr. Gloria Billingsley, Donald Stone Service Award recipient

Dr. Gloria Billingsley, Donald Stone Service Award recipient



Jackson State associate professor Dr. Gloria Billingsley received the Donald Stone Award for Service from the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) at a recent annual conference in Denver, Colorado.

The Donald C. Stone Service Award is presented to individuals who have contributed outstanding services to the Society. To receive the award, candidates must be nominated and selected by the ASPA awards committee.

Billingsley has served in numerous capacities in public administration including:

  • Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA), President
  • ASPA finance, audit and journal publication committee
  • ASPA National Council parliamentarian, founders fellow mentor
  • Section of Public Affairs Education (SPAE), board member

“I am so grateful for what God has done in my life. He has taken me from a small town in rural Madison County with limited resources and educational opportunities, educated me at Jackson State University and then transformed me into a confident, competent and accomplished professional. With each opportunity provided at ASPA, I met new people. I made friends, and I grew professionally. My goal was to represent myself, my department and Jackson State University well and I believe I have accomplished that goal,” Billingsley said.