Sauve named President’s Employee of the Year

Annual honoring of colleagues presented by System Staff Council
By Staff

Sauve named President’s Employee of the Year
Cathy Beuten/University of Colorado
Isabella Muturi Sauve receives the President's Employee of the Year Award from President Bruce Benson during a Wednesday ceremony at 1800 Grant St.

Isabella Muturi Sauve, administrator for Faculty Council, on Wednesday received the President’s Employee of the Year Award. The recognition and appreciation of exceptional job performance comes with a $1,000 award.

Sauve received the award during a ceremony at 1800 Grant St.

Among the qualities mentioned in her multiple award nominations are:

  • “We need more people like Isabella who demonstrate a strong work ethic and consistently provide excellent support in her role at the system office.”
  • “Isabella is passionate about her job, she is approachable, and she respects colleagues. She juggles her numerous responsibilities extremely well.
  • “She promotes group harmony and a common purpose for those among whom she works.”

System Staff Council also recognized the other nominees for the President’s Employee of the Year Award:

  • Leah Cheney, University Counsel – “Leah is competent, committed and authentic. She consistently embodies all of these qualities.”
  • Stanley Duncan, University Information Systems – “Ever since Stanley joined the UIS eRA team last year, we have benefited exponentially from his experience, customer service and initiative.”
  • Erica Fukuhara, Employee Services – “Erica’s extremely thorough and upbeat communications are both helpful and reassuring.”
  • Teresa Meier, Employee Services – “Teresa is a person of tremendous integrity, and she has gained my deepest respect.”
  • Adam Newby, University Information Systems  – “Adam effectively adapts to change, works well under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude, and has an exceptional ability to provide detail.”

Wednesday’s reception also celebrated staff members who reached a years-of-service milestone during the 2015-16 fiscal year. They are:

35 years

  • Sandy Hicks

30 years

  • Deborah Ryan

25 years

  • Barb Duran​
  • Linda Warren

20 years

  • Ayna Asmare
  • Robert Lucas
  • Jennifer Silverthorne
  • Tony Tolin

15 years

  • Pamela Andrade
  • Matthew Arveson
  • Paula Kirkman
  • Diane Main
  • Debra Rowley
  • Amberly Scheppach

10 years

  • Shelley Brown
  • Cheryl Espinoza
  • Charles Geanetta
  • John Hanna
  • Cary Ihme
  • Debbie Martin
  • Ken McConnellogue
  • Patrick O’Rourke
  • William Skarstad
  • Pamela Song
  • Chris Stange
  • Jill Taylor

Five years

  • Cathleen Angell
  • Ginger Brooks
  • Lisa Carr
  • Gloria Chavez
  • Carolyn DeTemple
  • Michael Edwards
  • Matthew Glover
  • Srikanth Gurram
  • Judith Harlan
  • Brandy Lombardi
  • Shelley Martin
  • Karisa McCulloch
  • Sondra Payne
  • Laurie Reagan
  • Rana Silver
  • Kaye Stewart-Hicks
  • Tricia Strating
  • Polly Wisniewski
  • Michael Wolbrom
  • Robbie Wood