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2010 President's Excellence Award Recipients Announced

Posted Dec. 13, 2012

The last week of classes in December brought good news to 11 Kent State University employees who were selected as the second group of recipients of the President's Excellence Award.  Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton dropped in on the workplace of each of the recipients last week to notify them of their honor and present each of them with a check for $1,000. In one instance, at Kent State University at Salem, Lefton informed the winner via Ichat on a computer.

The President's Excellence Award was implemented in 2009 to recognize full-time classified and unclassified employees who demonstrated exceptional performance in advancing one of the goals of the university's excellence agenda during the previous fiscal year.  More than 200 nominations for this year's program were received, representing 138 staff throughout the eight campuses.

The criteria included actions, initiatives or projects related to student success, diversity and inclusion, effectiveness and efficiency, quality customer service, collaboration, sustainability and serving as an ambassador for the university.

Lefton says this year's nominations brought to light the many examples of excellence that take place every day across the Kent State campuses. "The achievements of our nominees highlight much of what Kent State accomplished during the "Year of Yes" and also demonstrate the dedication and diligence of our staff, in ways both large and small."