Summary: THE BETSY FAUGHT AWARD
PURPOSE: Through her personal attributes, skills, and abilities, Betsy Faught made the
University a better place to work. Her management style was a model of leadership. She
was an outstanding manager who not only developed effective systems and procedures, but
also believed that people are our most important asset. She believed in building a
community where each individual is respected and encouraged to achieve her/his potential.
Betsy found the positive side of any challenge and worked toward making the University an
excellent environment for faculty, staff, and students. She also believed in rewarding
excellence. This award will recognize outstanding contributions in the management of
General Campus academic units.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Awarded annually to an Academic Business Administrator in
Academic Affairs who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, development of staff,
and/or service to the University community. Any individual who served as a business officer
in Academic Affairs during the 2006 calendar year (including those who retired or otherwise
vacated their position) is eligible to be nominated. A list of current and former business
officers eligible for this year's award is attached (and is also available at
PROCEDURE: The call for nominations is distributed to heads of Academic Affairs units, but
any individual in Academic Affairs may submit a nomination. Each nomination requires two
endorsers; one of the three individuals involved should be the supervisor of the nominee.