Břetislav Dančák is an important figure in the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University and Masaryk University. In 2004-2009 he was the Director of the university-wide International Institute of Political Science of MU, in 2008-2011 he was the Vice-Dean for International Relations of the FSS MU, in 2011-2019 he served two terms as the third Dean of the FSS MU, in 2019-2023 he was the MU Vice-Rector for Internationalization and the statutory deputy of the MU Rector. He has made a significant contribution to the development of the Faculty and the University as a whole.
Lubomír Kostroň played an important role in the establishment and first decade of the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University, its Department of Psychology, and Masaryk University. He was the second chairman of the newly established Academic Senate of the FSS MUNI, then the second head of its Department of Psychology, and in 2000-2002 also the chairman of the Masaryk University Academic Senate.
Petr Mareš was one of the inconspicuous, yet extremely influential figures of the first fifteen years of the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University, its Department of Sociology, and Masaryk University. After the societal changes of 1989, he joined the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University immediately in 1990 to be one of the faces of an interesting phenomenon called the "Brno School of Sociology". He was behind the first internationalization projects that connected Masaryk University with the Western world. After the establishment of the FSS MUNI in 1998, he became the first head of its founding Department of Sociology.
Markéta Pitrová is one of the most interesting figures of the first quarter century of the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University and its Department of International Relations and European Studies. She has also made a significant contribution to the development of Masaryk University as a whole. Among all FSS MU employees, she has successfully held the greatest number of positions in the academic self-government of the faculty and the university: she was the head of the department, member and chair of the faculty senate, vice-dean, vice-rector for developmepnt, member of the faculty and university scientific board, board of internal evaluation, member of the university ethics committee, researcher of a university-wide strategic project, etc. Apart from these activities, she has remained and continues to be a passionate educator, whose students appreciate not only her erudition and expertise, but also her respectful and dignified way of dealing with things.
Ivo Plaňava has been an important figure in the establishment and development of the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University, the field of psychology more broadly, and Masaryk University. He integrates both academic and practical approaches to psychology. In 1990, he returned to Masaryk University from his practice as an assistant professor and then as associate professor of psychology. In the 1990s he served as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University. After the division of the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Arts in connection with the establishment of the FSS MU in 1998, he became the first head of the newly established Department of Psychology of the FSS MUNI. He worked as a teacher for an unusually long period. His daughter Irena Šléglová accepted the award on his behalf.
Jitka Štěpánková was for eighteen years the head of the Office of Studies of the Faculty of Social Studies at MUNI. She was instrumental in building a very high-quality office capable of providing excellent service to teachers and students in one of the core activities of the university. She headed the Office of Studies at a time of massive growth in the number of students from the original few hundred to five thousand. It was also a time of rapid creation of new bachelor's and master's degree programs. Despite this growth, the Office of Studies under her leadership remained an extremely supportive part of the faculty, where Dr. Štěpánková set the internal culture of service to students and teachers. Her award with the Silver Medal of Masaryk University at the time of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Faculty of Social Studies is also a symbolic recognition of all non-academic staff who have been involved in the success story of the Faculty of Social Studies.