Edith Sayre Auslander Vision Awards

The UA Commission on the Status of Women created the Vision Awards in 1999 to honor leaders who manage their units in ways that exemplify the vision set out by the Arizona Board of Regents Commission in 1990. University staff, faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, and administrators are encouraged to nominate individuals who cultivate diversity and advance the CSW goals relating to 1) campus climate, 2) career and professional development, and 3) issues of equity and inclusion.

Awards

Two awards will be presented on Tuesday, April 9, at a Visionary Leadership Awards ceremony and reception to honor “Established Visionary” and “Emerging Visionary” recipients. The awardees of the Established Visionary and Emerging Visionary awards will receive a trophy, an announcement in Lo Que Pasa and $500 to their respective departmental accounts to apply toward professional development.

Eligibility

Current UA employees with the title of dean, department head, director and chair, and those in positions with significant personnel oversight responsibilities, are eligible for nomination in the category of “Established Visionary.” Personnel in classified staff, appointed professional and faculty positions may well be suitable for consideration as an “Emerging Visionary.”

Awards Ceremony

Awards will be presented at the UA's Visionary Leadership Award Ceremony:

          Tuesday, April 9, 2019
          4:30-6:30 p.m.
          UA Bookstore, lower level
          Please RSVP 

Edith Sayre Auslander Vision Awardees

2019

  • Mary Koithan, Associate Dean, College of Nursing: Established Visionary Award
  • Celeste Kanzig, Manager, Purchasing, Procurement and Contracting Services: Emerging Visionary Award

2018

  • Nadia Alvarez Mexia, Director, Study Arizona: Short-Term Programs and Latin America Initiatives, Office of Global Initiatives (Established Visionary Award)

  • Gurtina Besla, Assistant Professor, Astronomy (Emerging Visionary Award)

2017

  • Dorothy Briggs, Director, Think Tank: Established Vision Award
  • Ashlee Linares-Gaffer, Assistant Professor of Practice, Nutritional Sciences: Emerging Vision Award

2016

  • Lisa Ordóñez, Vice Dean, Eller College of Management, Professor,  Management/Organizations: Established Vision Award
  • Shireen Keyl, Assistant Staff Scientist, Teaching Teams Program, Lunar & Planetary Laboratory: Emerging Vision Award

2014

  • Hannah Lozon, Coordinator of Social Justice Education at Residence Life
  • Chris Tisch, Assistant Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

2013

  • Anne L. Wright, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson

2012

  • Thomas P. Miller, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
  • Allison Vaillancourt, Vice President of Human Resources

2011

  • Leslie Eldenburg, Interim Dean of the Eller College of Management
  • Christine Salvesen, Director of Academic Success and Achievement

2010

  • Marie Chisholm-Burns, Head of Pharmacy Practice and Science
  • Carla Stoffle, Dean of the University of Arizona Libraries

2009

  • Becky Bell, Associate Athletic Director
  • Leslie Porter, Director of Human Resources Consulting and Talent Management

2008

  • Sue Kroeger, Director of the Disability Resources Center,  Adjunct Professor College of Education and acting compliance officer for the University's Americans with Disabilities Act

2007

  • Nancy Daru Yaeli, Assistant Director, Vice President, Constituent Relations, Alumni Association
  • Beth Mitchneck, Associate Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2006

  • Paul Kohn, Assistant Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Joanne Lagasse-Long, Director of the International Student Programs and Services Office

2005

  • Margaret “Casey” Kilcullen-Steiner, Assistant Director of Facilities at University Animal Care
  • Sally Stevens, Executive Director of the Southwest Institute for Women
  • Raji Rhys-Wietecha, Assistant Director of the Diversity Resource Office
  • Special Award: Peter Likins, “Living the Vision and Showing Others the Way”

2004

  • Caroline Garcia, Associate Director for Finance and Administration
  • Marie G. Swanson,Dean of College of Public Health

2003

  • Jacqueline Chadwick, Associate Vice President for the Arizona Health Sciences Center Phoenix Campus
  • Charles Tatum, Dean of the College of Humanities
  • Maria Teresa Vélez, Associate Dean of the Graduate College

2002

  • Kathryn Bayles, Head of Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Joaquin Ruiz, Dean of College of Science
  • Melissa Vito, Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students

2001

  • Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, Head of Women’s Studies
  • Rebecca "Becky" Potter, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the College of Medicine
  • Pamela Powers, Program Director of the Arizona Tobacco Information Network

2000

  • Gail Barker
  • Marie Rozenblit

1999

  • Larry Evers, Head of the English Department
  • Daniel Stein, Head of the Physics Department
  • Magdalena Vargas, Special Assistant to the Registrar
  • Susan Wilson-Sanders