Chancellor Emeritus Mark S. Wrighton received a 2021 Moonshot Award this month from LaunchCode, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization focused on teaching people to code and expand their careers. Wrighton was chosen for the Collaboration Award in recognition of his work on the STL2030 Jobs Plan.
The STL2030 Jobs Plan is a proposal focused on creating more jobs in the St. Louis region in the next decade. Wrighton supports the work of the plan as chair of the St. Louis team.
“I accept the award on behalf of many, many people who came together to develop the STL2030 Jobs Plan,” Wrighton shared on his Twitter account.
Wrighton served as chancellor and chief executive officer of the university from 1995 until 2019. He was named the James and Mary Wertsch Distinguished University Professor in 2020 and teaches in the departments of Chemistry and Education in Arts & Sciences.