Paul J. Lloyd Endowed Psychology Scholarship Established at Southeast


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Dr. Paul and Karen Lloyd recently contributed $10,000 to Southeast Missouri State University which was used to establish the Paul J. Lloyd Endowed Psychology Scholarship.


March 21, 2011 – The Department of Psychology at Southeast Missouri State University announces the establishment of the Paul J. Lloyd Endowed Psychology Scholarship through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. Paul and Karen Lloyd of Cape Girardeau have made a $10,000 gift to create the award.

The scholarship will be awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. First preference will be given to any undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated interest in consulting psychology, positive psychology or the teaching of psychology at the college level. Second preference will be given to any upper level undergraduate student pursuing a degree in psychology with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. A scholarship committee in the Department of Psychology will select the recipient. The scholarship is renewable.

Paul Lloyd, a professor of psychology at Southeast Missouri State University, teaches courses in organizations as open systems, lifestyle enhancement and cross-cultural psychology. He plans to retire from Southeast July 1after 40 years at the University, including service as chair of the Department of Psychology, director of the Center for Health Professions and Faculty Senate chair. He is also a charter member of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation Copper Dome Society.

“His work ethic and teaching skills combined with his enthusiasm and appreciation of every student have provided his students with an opportunity to learn, grow, and meet many challenges,” said Dr. Leslee Pollina, chair of the Department of Psychology. “Dr. Lloyd’s commitment to students has resulted in many outstanding graduates who have gone on to obtain advanced degrees and very successful careers.”

Those interested in making a gift to the Paul J. Lloyd Endowed Psychology Scholarship may mail contributions to Angie Wilson, director of development, Southeast Missouri University Foundation, One University Plaza, MS7300, Cape Girardeau, MO  63701. To make an online gift, visit: and note “Lloyd Scholarship” in the designation field.

Lloyd has demonstrated a commitment to scholarship throughout his career at Southeast. He has an extensive record of high-quality book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, numerous conference presentations at national and international conferences, and significant contributions through his service on the editorial boards of several journals.

He has served the American Psychological Association (APA) in numerous capacities, including two terms on the APA Council of Representatives and chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Education. He has been elected a Fellow of the APA Society of the Teaching of Psychology, APA Society of Consulting Psychology, and APA Society of General Psychology, and is a Charter Fellow of the APA Division of International Psychology. Lloyd has served as president of the APA Society of Consulting Psychology and the Society of Psychologists in Management, and is a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science.

His commitment to undergraduate education has included service as national president of Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology and faculty advisor to the Southeast Psi Chi Chapter. In addition, he was the 2010 College of Liberal Arts PRIDE Award recipient for excellence in scholarship, teaching and service to the University. He also has served the region with leadership roles in Habitat for Humanity, Rotary International and many other service organizations.

“Dr. Lloyd’s commitment to educating students has been demonstrated in the classroom on a daily basis, in consistent mentoring of students, in serving as internship coordinator for many years, and in constantly improving the delivery of instruction,” Pollina said.

Lloyd and his wife Karen reside in Cape Girardeau with their chocolate lab Rascal. They have two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd like to travel and meet new people and enjoy hiking, working out and volunteering. Camping in their Airstream travel trailer has been a mainstay of their leisure activities for many years.