Winner: Todd Lindsey (Nominated by Christopher Dasanjh and Emily Swanson/Giovale Library)
Christopher Dasanjh: Maintenance has been operating at less than full staff, and yet, as a unit, they are performing at a high level. Recently, the Giovale Library ran into many maintenance issues and Todd addressed all of these in a timely and professional manner. He consistently went above and beyond on all of these issues ensuring that they were handled so that they would not happen again. He's also hands down a friendly guy that's fun to converse with!
Emily Swanson/Giovale Library: Todd has been doing so many projects in the library. He has been keeping the building together and looking great. The maintenance team has been down a few staff members, so they have been covering more buildings than usual. Yet, Todd has still found time to complete building requests and communicate with the library staff about the status of a project. Thanks Todd!
Jimmy Kendall (Nominated by Christie Fox)
I'm nominating Jimmy because he is always willing to go above and
beyond to help students. He is an excellent, compassionate listener who
can listen to a student describe their trouble and help them leave with
hope. Lately, Jimmy has focused his efforts on students facing precarity
and those on academic probation. He created an academic class for
students on probation that helps them clarify their goals and motivation
for being in college. He's also starting a research project to
determine why some students leave the college and what we could do
differently to retain them. Oh, and he's also working on his PhD at the
University of Utah in Education, Culture, and Society--in his spare
time! Jimmy is a leader on campus and exemplifies the Westminster value of putting students first.
Helon Gonzalez (Nominated by Michael Santarosa)
Although Helon is approaching her first year anniversary working for
the College, this last fall was the first time she completed the
athletic eligibility certification process at the start of an academic
year. She handled this daunting task with ease, energy, accuracy, and
enthusiasm. This involved sending faculty notification letters, getting
travel schedules from coaches, ensuring accuracy of team rosters,
closing out the prior academic year, completing fall checklists,
registering student athletes for HPW 190 and adjusting schedules as
needed, notifying coaches of changes to major declarations, and
attending all the team meetings. With 264 athletes, there is a lot to
manage on top of supporting the registrar's office main operations and
being the communications point-person for the Review Committee that
considers tuition refunds and record changes when students face
extraordinary circumstances. I appreciate the way Helon maintains high
ethical standards to ensure the trustworthiness of her work, advances
college-wide excellence through compliance with NCAA regulations, and
how she collaborates so effectively with the Athletics Department,
particularly Lynn Meade.
Julie Tille (Nominated by Kerry Case)
Julie embodies the best of Westminster, and demonstrates each of the
core values above. Student success is her highest priority, and it shows
in the caring and thoughtful way she supports and mentors students. Her
efforts have fostered a group of highly engaged students and positive
impacts across the Salt Lake valley and beyond.
to be a fierce advocate for college access and inclusion for all members
of our community. Through her fundraising efforts, Walkways to
Westminster program, and service on the college's access and success
committee, Julie has helped bring students to Westminster who would not
have been able to see themselves here otherwise. Our campus is a better
place because of it.
Julie is an outstanding leader and mentor to
the professional staff and students who work in the center. She has
created a strong, supportive culture in which employees do good work and
feel deeply connected to the college. Without fail, she leads with
kindness and compassion.
It has been a true pleasure to work with
Julie for over a decade, and I hope the committee will give a nod to
her important work with this award.
Kristen Kerr (Nominated by Tiffany Karlik)
Kristen is always doing everything she can to make sure that things are
running smoothly in our office and with all of the other offices that
we work with on campus. She truly cares about Westminster and the
success of our events. She is committed to bringing students here and
making sure that they love their time on campus!
Royal DeLegge (Nominated by Rachel T. Forrest)
Dr. DeLegge is passionate about environmental health and ethics within
public health. Not only does this show through his discussion in classes
when talking about past experiences and examples, but also in his
community work. Dr. DeLegge is the Director of Environmental Health for
Salt Lake County Health Department and has been for the last 20 years.
He also serves on several boards including: Utah Clean Cities Coalition,
Utah Climate Action Network, Wasatch Clean Air Network, Salt Lake City
Food Policy Task Force, and Food Safety Committee for the Utah
Conference of Environmental Health Administrators. Dr. DeLegge regularly
speaks at local and national health events including the recent United
Nations conference hosted in Salt Lake City and as a guest speaker in
the undergraduate public health class, Environmental Health. Dr. DeLegge
is a real asset to our Westminster College community!