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2018 Staff Excellence Awards

PRESIDENT’S EXCELLENCE AWARDS

CRITERIA FOR AWARDS

PRESIDENT’S INNOVATION AWARD:
This award recognizes a University employee who embodies innovation
and consistently puts forth new and creative initiatives. They think
outside the box to improve or create new processes, methods, systems,
products or services to improve the University and make UH a better
place to live and work.

PRESIDENT’S COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD:
This award recognizes a University employee who engages in exemplary
community engagement activities such as volunteerism, communitybased
learning, outreach, partnerships, curricular engagement, or
community-based research and collaboration.

PRESIDENT’S EXCELLENCE AWARDS:
The President’s Excellence Award recognizes meritorious service,
dedication and contribution to the University beyond the requirements
or expectations of the job. Characteristics of a staff member’s
performance that are considered criteria for this award are:
• Superior job performance and a high degree of proficiency in areas
of responsibility

• Outstanding personal traits, such as dedication, loyalty, reliability,
courtesy, honesty and initiative

• Continuous demonstration of service concepts necessary to support
the department and University

• Initiative in making improvements in work methods, standards of
operations or in developing new programs, services or cost savings
that enhance or support the department and University

• The ability to work cooperatively as a member of the work team

PRESIDENT’S EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENTS

President’s Innovation Award

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Pam Muscarello
Executive Director, College/Division Business Operations
Division of Research
(space)

President’s Community Service Award

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Shanequea White
Department Business Administrator
University Libraries
(space)

Effective Leader

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Raven Jones
Program Director 1
Urban Experience Program
(space)
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Suzanne Kieffer
Director, Administration and Academic Affairs
Department of Psychology
(space)
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Gautam Taneja
Manager, HRM Information Systems
Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management
(Space)

Administrative Professional

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Deanna Holmes
Senior Benefits Coordinator
Department of Human Resources
(space)
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Tiffany Taylor-Denson
Financial Analyst 1
Administration and Finance Business Services
(space)
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Ginger Walker
Emergency Management Specialist
Office of Emergency Management
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Clerical

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Delvina Branch
Office Coordinator
Department of Electrical Engineering
(space)
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Ariel Williams
Employee Services Specialist
Department of Human Resources
(space)
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Tonya Winters
Office Supervisor
Counseling and Psychological Services

Technical, Service And Craft

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Mindy Fox
Ophthalmic Technician
College of Optometry
(space)
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Troy Golden
Police Sergeant
University of Houston Police Department
(space)
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Ronald Sampson
Lead Plumber
Local Maintenance Services
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