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Chloe Russell and Valerie Tan
Chloe Russell (left) and Valerie Tan (right) were awarded the 2019 Outstanding Encouragement of Learning and Development (OELD) Award and Manager of the Year Award, respectively.

Chloe Russell, Assistant Dean for the Academic Advising Program within the College of Arts & Sciences, was presented with the Outstanding Encouragement of Learning and Development (OELD) Award at the Annual Meeting of the University Managers Association on May 15 in Dey Hall.

The award, presented annually by the Office of Human Resources, recognizes supervisors who fully support employee learning for an effective workplace. Managers are nominated by their direct reports and colleagues, and represent a broad spectrum of the campus. In addition to a certificate of recognition, the recipient is also awarded includes 24 hours of paid time off.

“She works hard to help team members identify specific opportunities that mesh well with their strengths, assists attendance to local and national conferences, and details goals that hold us accountable throughout the year,” said one of Russell’s colleagues of her management style.

Past recipients of the Outstanding Encouragement of Learning and Development (OELD) Award include Aisha Pridgen from the Office of Student Conduct, Robert Collichio from the Department of Radiology, and Jerry Guerrier from Facilities Planning.

At the same ceremony on May 15, Valerie Tan from Allied Health Sciences was honored with the 2019 Manager of the Year Award, presented by the University Managers Association. The Award honors University employees’ career accomplishments – both within and beyond normal job responsibilities – or a specific accomplishment made within the previous twelve months that had major significance.

The guest speaker at the Awards ceremony was Andy Johns, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, who presented “The Pillars of Leadership.”

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