Administrator of the Year Award
“I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.” ~ Jack Benny
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The Administrator of the Year Award is designed to recognize an administrator who has contributed to advancing the College’s mission and goals. The award will be made to an individual who has demonstrated effective leadership in support of the College’s vision and core values.
The individual nominated should be a person who significantly contributes to:
* shaping and advancing the college’s mission and goal;
* promoting opportunities for leadership, training and mentoring;
* supporting the efficient and effective operation of the college; and
* fostering clear communication among College administrators, faculty, staff and students.
Nominees eligible to receive the Administrative Association Administrator of the Year Award are limited to members of the Association, as described in Section III. Part A. of the Constitution.
Only current members of the Administrative Association are eligible to nominate an individual for the Administrator of the Year Award.
Prior to 2008-09, nomination letters were submitted by individual administrators to the Administrative Association Executive Committee, who then reviewed the materials and selected the recipient of the Administrator of the Year Award. Then beginning in 2008-09, the nomination submission process replaced the paper-and-pencil letters with an online Nomination Form as well as allowed any full- or part-time employee (administrator, faculty, staff) or student to complete the online form to attest to the nominee’s fulfillment of the award criteria.
Beginning in 2010-11, the online Nomination Form was streamlined and the selection process was replaced with a short, two-step voting process. Step 1, using an online Nomination Form, each administrator was asked to select any one colleague as their choice for Administrator of the Year. Step 2, using a modified online Final Vote Form, each administrator was asked to cast a vote from among the top 5 nominees.
To ensure sufficient time for the Administrator of the Year recipient to be included in the annual College Awards and Recognition Convocation (each April), the nomination process must be completed by the first Monday in each February. In 2011-12, the nomination process was between April 4-9, 2012. Casting votes for Administrator of the Year was between April 10-13, 2012.
The award recipient is typically announced during the annual College Awards and Recognition Convocation, where he/she is presented a plaque. According to the results from the membership survey administered in July 2008, an overwhelming majority of respondents (84%) supported the strategic allocation of funds to support the professional development efforts of our Administrator of the Year Award recipient. Therefore, in an effort to raise awareness and prestige of this worthwhile award, and in demonstration of our commitment to professional development, in 2008-09 and 2009-10, the Association appropriated up to $500 to Administrator of the Year Award recipients in support of their professional development activities (subject to fund availability and in accordance with State/College funding guidelines). Award recipients are strongly encouraged to share their expertise through participation in the Association's various initiatives.
Previous Award Recipients
Compilation of Biographies for Each Award Recipient
2011-2012 Administrator of the Year Award - Mr. P. Randall Shannon
2010-2011 Administrator of the Year Award - Mr. Greg P. Frank
2009-2010 Administrator of the Year Award - Ms. Cynthia H. Hunter
2008-2009 Administrator of the Year Award - Mr. James E. Perkinson
2007-2008 Administrator of the Year Award - Dr. Joanne M. Diddlemeyer
2006-2007 Administrator of the Year Award - Ms. Christine Damrose-Mahlmann
2005-2006 Administrator of the Year Award - Mr. John L. Skrobiszewski
2004-2005 Administrator of the Year Award - Dr. Judy B. McMillan
2003-2004 Administrator of the Year Award - Dr. Diann S. Holt
2003 Member Appreciation and Special Recognition
Previous Award Nominees
While only one administrator can be the recipient of this prestigious award, each year a number of well-deserving nominees are submitted. Although not selected as Administrator of the Year, many administrators can take pride in being nominated: Curt Aasen, Kimberly Beatty, Kimberly Bovee, Emanuel Chestnut, Sandra Harris, Ron Key, Mary Landon, Scott Langhorst, Tyjuan Lee, Mecca Marsh, John Morea, Kellie Sorey, Kay Williams, Michelle Woodhouse and Ann Woolford-Singh.