MSU Human Resources would like to congratulate the 2016 Outstanding Supervisor Award recipients!
The University-wide award was established to draw attention to MSU supervisors who are highly regarded by their employees for their consistent support of the work/life (professional/personal) needs of their employees. Previously established by the former Family Resource Center in the spring of 2001, this award is now managed through the WorkLife Office. Various academic and support staff units submitted excellent nominations this year. The nominees and nominators represent a wide variety of departments and position levels.
In celebration of “National Bosses Day and Work & Family Month” the recipients were honored at surprise celebrations with their staff and family held on various dates surrounding National Boss’s Day on October 16.
This year’s five winners include:
Karen Crosby – Chief Financial Officer, Deans Office, College of Human Medicine
“Karen has fostered a culture of support and respect. The office is a very positive place to work, and I feel our team is professional, personable and high performing.”
Amy Driver – Data Entry Supervisor, Enterprise Information Stewardship
“[Amy] assumes and believes in the excellence of our staff which empowers us all, and has created a work environment that makes me want to come to work every day.”
Sherman Garnett – Dean, James Madison College
“Whether there is a need for flexible hours, for a long time away to care for loved ones, or our own health issues, Dean Garnett has created a productive and engaging environment where faculty and staff know that they are respected, listened to and cared for.”
Jessica Nakfour – Management Analyst, MSU Extension Director’s Office
“[Jessica] is a cheerleader who motivates me to be a better employee.”
Jeremy Wilson – Director, Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection, School of Criminal Justice
“Jeremy has high expectations of high quality work that are balanced with the desire to attend to the needs at home”
MSU is proud to have leaders who support the balance between work and personal well-being. Thank you for making our university a great place to work!