May 6, 2008

INFOLIST: Faculty Awards Awards

From the college's electronic mail server, Infolist:

Julie Haas
, executive director, Marketing and Communication, and Dr. Joe Sopcich, vice president of Institutional Advancement and Government Affairs, were both selected this year by the Faculty Association at their general membership meeting to receive administrative leadership awards. Both Joe and Julie provided outstanding leadership and courage in periods of transition for the college and continue to do so. Julie, among other things, has been a long-time advocate for the interests of adjunct faculty, and Joe has championed greater relations between the foundation and faculty and the implementation of a grants office. The award is intended for those in administrative positions who exhibit leadership and vision for the college and responsiveness to faculty interests at levels above their peers. The award has been offered sporadically over the past ten years or so. The only other recipients are Dr. Marilyn Rhinehart and Dr. Larry Tyree. The faculty felt it appropriate to make two awards this year given the character exhibited by both Joe and Julie through the college's recent tumult.