Administrator of the Year Award

The award for Administrator of the Year is given (though not necessarily on an annual basis) to a CU administrator in recognition of significant contribution(s) to the University, to Faculty Council, and/or to shared and faculty governance. The winner receives a plaque from Faculty Council, presented at a Faculty Council meeting and/or a Board of Regents meeting.

Eligibility

Administrators at the system level or administrators at the campus level who have contributed in one or more categories listed below at the system level.

Criteria

Considerations for nomination include:

  • Significant contributions to the University as a whole or to shared governance
  • Significant contributions to Faculty Council or faculty governance
  • Significant contributions to the enhancement of faculty benefits, rights, privileges, cultural or academic environment
  • Effective working relationship with faculty governance leaders
  • Contributions to a collaborative effort on a specific issue or project
  • Other significant system-level contributions
YearAward Recipient
1995

James Topping, Vice President for Budget and Finance

1996

Richard Byyny, Vice President for Academic Affairs

1999

Michel Dahlin, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Glenn George, Associate Vice President for Human Relations and Risk Management

2000

David Groth, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research

2003

Charles Sweet, Vice President for Human Relations and Risk Management and University Counsel 

James Topping, Interim Vice President for Budget and Finance

2004

Michael Martin, Associate Vice President for Technology and Learning Innovations

2005

Steve McNally, Associate Vice President for System Operations

2006

Rick Forsman, Health Sciences Center Denison Library Director

2007

Anne Costain, Associate Vice President for Human Resources

2008

Mark Heckler, Provost for the University of Colorado, Denver

2009

Kathleen Bollard, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

2010

Leonard Dinegar, Vice President and Chief of Staff

2011

Kelly Fox, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

2012Dan Wilkerson, Vice President, University Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Regents
2013

Pam Shockley-Zalabak, Chancellor of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

2014TBD