Ohio University

Outstanding Administrator

OUstanding Admin Winners

2018-2019 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: Jennifer Bennett, Carey Busch, Chloe Irish, Faith Knutsen, Roxanne Male-Brune, Katie McGrath, Wendy Merb-Brown, Randell Price, and Martha Tanedo
Faculty: Cindy Hartman and John Bowditch
Classified: Virginia Ferrell
Graduate: Amie Musselman
Undergraduate: Courtney Archibald


Award Eligibility

 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.

Up to 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. Winners will also have their names added to our OUtstanding Administrator Award plaque located in Chubb Hall.  Funding to support the awards will be obtained and administered through the Administrative Senate.

Check out past winners of the award[PDF]

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