UO Senate Classified Staff Leadership Award

The UO Senate Classified Staff Leadership Award was created on February 9, 2011. The award recognizes the individual “who is a change agent; an individual who understands that change is about values and belief systems, and believes their function is to continue to improve and to make a difference through their actions and through collaborative relationships in a complex organization.”


The three (3) sitting senators representing classified staff shall be responsible for facilitating the award process. The three sitting and all past senators representing classified staff, currently employed by the University, shall be invited to participate in the selection process.


2020 – Char Fentress (University Health Center)
Cimmeron Gillespie (Campus Planning & Facilities Management)

2019 – Terry McQuilkin (UO Libraries)

2018 – Jimmy Murray (University Libraries)

2017 – Kurt Willcox (University Senate)

2016 – Dorothy Attneave (Campus Planning, Design & Construction)

2015 – Johnny Earl (Campus Operations)

2014 – Theodora Ko Thompson (Admissions)

2013 – Richard Daniels (Admissions)

2012 – L. Jane Brubaker (Campus Operations)

2011 – Carla McNelly (Office of Multicultural Academic Success)


April – announcements to university community requesting nominations

April – deadline for receiving nominations

April/May – review nominations and make selection

June – award announcement

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