Employee Excellence Award

A special award program administered through the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) to recognize our employees who provide exemplary service to Kent State University, its students, internal and/or external constituents of the Division of Student Affairs, or whose efforts enhance the focus of the Division's mission.




DSA Mission

The Division of Student Affairs intentionally develops the whole student through transformational experiences. We passionately engage our diverse student population through quality programming and resources that enhance the educational process to ensure student success. Employees whose efforts embody this mission and who demonstrate exemplary service to Kent State University students, or to other internal or external constituencies, may be nominated for the DSA Employee Excellence Award.

Each month, the nominator (defined below), an DSA department director, interim director, associate vice president, executive administrator or dean will nominate/choose a contract or classified employee, full or part-time, or graduate assistant from his/her department that has demonstrated exemplary service. Department Directors and employees in the Vice President's Office (DSA) will not be eligible. Nominations for the Center for Adult and Veterans Services, Center for Student Involvement, Office of Student Conduct, the University Bookstore and the Flash Technology Center have been combined due to the small number of eligible employees per unit and will be nominated by the appropriate administrators (stated below).

The department director, vice president, associate vice president, executive administrator or dean will be contacted via e-mail notifying them of their upcoming nomination approximately two weeks prior to the due date. Nominations will be due the first business day of the award month according to the above schedule. A reply e-mail is requested and should include the minimum of the name, title, and a brief description of the exemplary work performed by the employee (specific examples are much appreciated).

The Employee Excellence Award program is administered by Kerry AngleSenior Business Manager, Division of Student Affairs, 250 Kent Student Center. Scheduling for luncheons should be made through Kendra WilsonAssistant to an Executive Officer.

September Residence Services Jill Church
October University Dining Services Jackie Parsons
November Center for Adult and Veteran Services,
Office of Student Conduct, Student Accessibility Services,
University Bookstore and Flash Technology Center
Shay Little/ Jen Kulics/Cesquinn Curtis
January Recreational Services Gretchen Julian
February University Health Services Angela DeJulius
March Center for Student Involvement and Kent Student Center Timeka Rashid
April Residence Services Jill Church

**Residence Services is represented twice due to large number of employees.