Award Information

Two awards are presented at the University Managers Association’s annual meeting:

  • Manager of the Year – presented by UMA
  • The Outstanding Encouragement of Learning and Development (OELD) – presented by OHR

The Manager of the Year Award is based on University career accomplishments, both within and beyond normal job responsibilities, or a specific accomplishment made within the previous twelve months that has been of major significance. The specific accomplishment cited may be within or beyond the nominee’s primary area of responsibility.

Any current UNC-Chapel Hill faculty or staff member may submit a nomination.  UMA membership is not a requirement for the nominee.  With the exception of current UMA Board members, nominations are open to all permanent, full-time managers with two or more years of University service.

Manager of the Year nomination form

The Outstanding Encouragement of Learning and Development (OELD) Award is sponsored by the Office of Human Resources to recognize supervisors and managers who facilitate employee professional development. For more information, please visit: http://hr.unc.edu/news-events/CCM3_035646.

 

Award Winners

 


2014 Manager of the Year recipient is Sandy Staley, Department Manager in the Philosophy Department2014 Manager of the Year Recipient

The 2014 Manager of the Year recipient is Sandy Staley, Department Manager in the Philosophy Department.

2014 OELD Recipient is Andy Lang, Director of the Office of Arts and Sciences Information Services2014 OELD Recipient

The 2014 OELD Recipient is Andy Lang, Director of the Office of Arts and Sciences Information Services.


clark_mug2013 Manager of the Year Recipient

Shelley Clarke, Department Manager at the Institute for the Study of the Americas, received the University Managers Association’s 2013 Manager of the Year Award.

duffy_mug2013 OELD Recipient

Eve Duffy, Director of The Program in the Humanities and Human Values, received the Outstanding Encouragement of Learning & Development (OELD) Award for 2013 for her support of employee development.

Dean D. Keith Pigues, senior academic and administrative officer, Dean of the School of Business and tenured professor of Management at North Carolina Central University presented at the 2013 UMA Annual Meeting on the topic “Winning with Customers.”


ray-angle2012 Manager of the Year and OELD Recipient

Lynn Ray, manager for the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the School of Medicine, received the University Managers Association’s (UMA) Manager of the Year Award. Ray Angle, director of University Career Services and a clinical instructor in the School of Education, was recognized with the Outstanding Encouragement of Learning and Development (OELD) Award. The awards were presented May 23 in Hyde Hall.


granda-turner

2011 Manager of the Year and OELD Recipient

Megan Granda, left, executive director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH), is the winner of the University Managers Association’s (UMA) 2011 Manager of the Year Award, and Chris Turner, right, director of research administration in the Department of Pharmacology, is winner of the 2011 Outstanding Encouragement of Learning and Development (OELD) Award, given by the Office of Human Resources.

The honors were presented at UMA’s annual meeting on May 25 in Hyde Hall. Barbara Fredrickson, distinguished professor, director of the social psychology program and author of “Positivity,” was the guest speaker.


Denise Currin and Lane Cooke2010 Manager of the Year and OELD Recipient

Denise Currin, right, university administrative manager in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, is the winner of the University Managers Association’s (UMA) 2010 Manager of the year Award. She received the award in recognition of her significant accomplishments in management during her university tenure.

Lane Cooke, program coordinator for the Family and Children’s resource Program and clinical assistant professor in the School of Social work, is the winner of the 2010 outstanding Encouragement of Learning and Development Award, given by the office of Human resources.

Both honors were presented at UMA’s annual meeting on May 27 in Dey Hall’s Toy Lounge. The guest speaker was Bruce Carney, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.


Mary Campbell and Theresa Stone-Phillips2009 Manager of the Year and OELD Recipient

Mary Campbell, right, department manager for Marine Sciences, is the winner of the University Managers Association’s (UMA) 2009 Manager of the Year Award, and Theresa Stone-Phillips, left, department manager for the Department of Philosophy, is winner of the 2009 Outstanding Encouragement of Learning and Development Award (OELD), given by the Office of Human Resources.


Tiffany Allen

2008 Manager of the Year

Tiffany Allen, Personnel Librarian in the Undergraduate Libaray with the University Library.


Kathy Cheek

2007 Manager of the Year

Kathy Cheek, assistant to the chair for resource management in the Department of Health Policy and Administration.


2006: Emma Beckham

2005: Susan Williams

2004: Gretchen McCoy

2003: Kay Hill

2002: Ann Edwards

2001: Ned Brooks

2000: Gail King

1999: Nadine Kinsey

1998: Janet Tysinger

1997: Linda Lane

1996: Donna Braxton

1995: Anne J. Montgomery

1994: Winfield Scott Blackwood

1993: Ann Armitage< Hamner

1992: Edwin (Eddie) Arthur Capel, Jr., Awards began in 1992.