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Outstanding Administrator

OUstanding Admin Winners

2019 OUtstanding Administrators

Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis with two of the three 2019 OUtstanding Administrator Award Recipients: John Bowditch, Martha Tanedo, and not Ji-Yeung Jang (Not Pictured) at the Ohio University 2019 Service Awards Ceremony.
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Each year the Administrative Senate honors three administrators for their significant contributions to Ohio University with the OUtstanding Administrator Award. The award winners are honored at the annual Service Awards Ceremony in the spring of the year. Previous winners have come from all areas of the University and nominations are accepted from all members of the University community; faculty, administrative and hourly, staff and students.


OUtstanding Administrator Award Committee
Co-Chairs: Lisa S. Dael and Michael Rinaldi-Eichenberg
Past Chair: Eileen Theodore-Shusta
Administrators: Carey Busch, Wendy Merb-Brown, Roxanne Mal’e Brune, Faith Knutsen, Jennifer Bennett, Katie McGrath, Chloe Irish and Randall Price
Faculty: Cindy Hartman
Classified: Sharon Romina
Graduate: Amie Musselman
Undergraduate: Walter Milhoan


Eligible administrators will have met all of the criteria below:

  • Five years of consecutive service as a full- or part-time administrator at Ohio University and currently serving as a full- or part-time administrator;

  • Administrative responsibility at any level (professional responsibility);

  • An administrative appointment of nine, 10, 11 or 12 months spending 50 percent or more of time in administrative duties.

  • The President, Vice Presidents, Executive Vice President and Provost, Vice Provosts, Associate Provosts, the Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, Deans and those eligible for Faculty Senate are excluded from nomination for this award.


Three awards will be granted annually. Each award will include an appropriate certificate and $2000 in cash to be used at the discretion of the recipient. Funding to support the awards will be obtained and administered through the Administrative Senate.

Check out past winners of the award [Word]

Any questions about the OUtstanding Administrator Award and the selection policy [Word] may be directed to Lisa S. Dael, Chair of the OUtstanding Administrator Award Committee.