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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


Murray, Vicky
Finance and Administration
Committee term end: indefinite

Patrick, Brian
Committee term end: 2022

Carroll, Matthew
School of the Environment
Committee term end: 2022

Committee term end: 2022

Ellis, Alanna
College of Education
Committee term end: 2024

Kamerrer, Kate
Facilities Services Administration
Committee term end: 2024

Lyon, Barb
Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Committee term end: 2024

Newell, Kelly
Academic Outreach and Innovation
Committee term end: 2024

Nigro, Kelly Beckman
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Committee term end: 2024

Owen, Kathryn
Committee term end: 2024

Penton, Deana
Murrow College of Communication
Committee term end: 2024