Supervisor of the Year - 2023
Supervisors of the Year
The Office of Student Employment is happy to announce the first annual Student Employee Supervisor of the Year Program! Each year, supervisors across campus can be nominated for their outstanding work with student employees.
A committee will then take into consideration a variety of factors and select one candidate to hold the title of Supervisor of the Year.
2023 Supervisors of the year
He also allowed for a lot of flexibility during my time here in this role. I think he deserves a lot of recognition for how well he manages all of the orientation leaders and the events that we have had including trainings. Bruce is always understanding when personal situations arise and he makes sure that everyone in our department always has a voice and is recognized. He is quick to respond if needed and is always eager to help problem solve.
She also makes the work environment fun and exciting and always presents an opportunity to learn. Lorinda is always on top of everything and makes sure to make our needs and feelings as a priority. She is so kind and really considers everything we bring to her attention. She is also very organized and emphasizes team work and helping each other whenever we can. With Lorinda as our supervisor, we always get things done and everyone has their needs met. She’s the absolute best!
Student Employee Supervisor Honorable Mention:
Dejah is repeatedly going out of her way to make sure her employees and coworkers have a comfortable, happy work place. I’ve seen her give out goodie bags to coworkers on holidays and is consistently going above and beyond to make sure things run smoothly. She is one of the kindest baristas I’ve ever met and believe she deserves to be recognized for her leadership and kindness.
Stephanie is such an inspirational supervisor. She is clearly very passionate about what she does and helping others.
Amy is an amazing boss. She is understanding, compassionate, flexible, and intelligent. When I feel I have a problem that I cannot solve I'm not hesitant to approach Amy for help because she has created a safe and open environment in the office. If we need something explained she is more than happy to explain why we have this procedure in place and how to go about the task at hand.
Kayla is a very hardworking and understanding supervisor. She cultivates a fun and caring work environment.
Christi not only does important work on campus by leading the Office of Inclusive Services (an office that allows students with intellectual disabilities to attend classes on campus to earn degree certificates) but also is an amazing leader for the student mentors who work for her. She is always available as a resource when a mentor is trying to help a student through a difficult day. She also communicates new strategies when students are going through difficulties. She responds to emails and text messages about concern for the well being of her students even if they are sent after hours or on weekends. She has also shown excitement when I share opportunities I'm pursuing for my own career in education and disability advocacy.
I believe that Laura Chandler is deserving of the supervisor of the year award because she is the most compassionate, caring, and understanding supervisor I have ever had. Laura has not only made sure that I am comfortable and capable of every task I have been given as a student employee, but is also adamant in her understanding that I am a student first. She goes above and beyond to ensure that I am doing well mentally and physically, and exemplifies a profound desire for me to succeed. She not only makes me content to come to work, but excited to have the job that I have and to have the honor of working under her.
Tori always prioritizes her staff and makes sure that coming to work is something that people look forward to. She has only been with UCCS Campus Recreation for a little under a year but has completely made the most positive different within the recreation center.
I am nominating Paul Manka for this because for the month I have worked with him, he has been extremely down to earth and real with the employees. He actively tries to improve the workplace and is happy to take the time to give in depth explanations and solutions for problems that arise in the work day. From my 2 years of experience with UCCS, Paul Manka is one of the most knowledgeable and helpful staff I have dealt with.
Professor Gordon Stringer was a pleasure to work under as a Teaching Assistant. He demonstrated care for me and my workload outside of the role and was extremely understanding. He also communicated expectations clearly and avoided asking too much from me. When more work was needed than originally laid out, he didn't demand my effort but asked if it would interest me. Felt extremely supported and was blessed to be his student worker.
Nominating a Student Employee Supervisor
Student employees, colleagues, and campus community members may nominate any number of student employee supervisors for Student Employee Supervisor of the Year by submitting a Campus Nomination Form and a one page Submission Letter. Up to three letters of reference may also be submitted and will be used in judging the UCCS competition only.
Return the completed forms to the Student Employment Office by 4:00pm, Friday, March 17th, 2023. (the Campus Nomination Form and one page Submission Letter are word documents which should be completed and submitted via the Campus Nomination Form link and adding attachments. Late nomination forms will not be accepted.
In honor of National Student Employment Appreciation Week, we would like to also recognize our outstanding student employee supervisors! Students, colleagues, and campus community members can submit the nomination form electronically to our office to recognize their supervisor, past or present. Our student employees and their leaders have such a large impact on our campus and community and we would like to acknowledge that!
Below are the requirements that supervisors must meet in order to be nominated. A student can nominate more than one supervisor, however only one winner will be chosen. The winner will be notified the week of April 10th, 2023 in line with National Student Employment Appreciation week, where we will also announce our winner of Student Employee of the Year. Nominees for both programs will also be acknowledged on our website.
- Must supervise at least one student employee
- An active UCCS employee, off campus work study supervisors are ineligible
Along with Supervisor of the Year, we have created a Kudoboard in order for student employees, supervisors, and peers to recognize one another. The board is available and will be posted on our website for Student Employment Appreciation Week.