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Office of the President Presidential Committees

Employee Excellence Award Committee


  • Plans and implements an annual program to recognize 3 (up to 5) members of classified staff and/or administrative and professional personnel (AP) employees for excellence in their service or achievement for the University
  • Solicits written nominations from WSU employees and students. Accepts and screens the names of those nominated to receive the awards and recommends prospective candidates to the president.

Composition and tenure

  • Classified staff, administrative professional personnel, and faculty employees representing a variety of areas and classes, with 3-year terms. (F-AP-C)
  • President of the Associated Students of Washington State University, president of the Graduate and Professional Student Association.

The chair is appointed by the president.

Responsible to the president.

Nomination form


King, Joan
Budget Office
Committee term end: 2017

Campbell, Nicole
WSU Vancouver
Committee term end: 2017

Christenson, Taylor
ASWSU president
Committee term end: 2017

Durfey, Judith
Past award winner
Committee term end: 2017

Luo, Fei Xiong
Graduate and Professional Student Association
Committee term end: 2017

Lyon, Barb
Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Committee term end: 2019

Newell, Kelly
Global Campus
Committee term end: 2017

Renton, Deana
Murrow College of Communication
Committee term end: 2017

Ruhs, Caitlin
College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
Committee term end: 2018

Smudde, Emily
University Communications
Committee term end: 2017

Vik, Scott
Athletics Department
Committee term end: 2018

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