Congratulations to the 2021 - 2022 Supervisor of the Year recipient:

Lisa Fields!

Lisa’s nominator had the following to say:

“When I first met her I thought, ‘There is no way that she can be that nice.’ This was spoken to me by a mutual acquaintance of my nominee. Who then said, ‘that yes, she genuinely.’ This paragon of good manners is my supervisor, Lisa Fields, whom I would like to nominate as Supervisor of the Year.

Lisa unaffectedly enjoys people of all walks of life and takes pride and pleasure in ensuring that everyone around her is comfortable. She is energized by the students that come through our center and loves chatting with our customers. Lisa goes above and beyond to guarantee that everyone has a pleasant experience while taking stressful tests. She has been known to drop everything and run to the store to buy a tester snacks, provide tissues for those frustrated with parking and a kind word for those who may not have achieved the scores they were hoping for and a fist pump when they did.

Lisa ensures fairness and equality with her staff when assigning tasks as well as approving leave time. Never hesitating to jump in when needed, she is the first to roll up her sleeves and often the last to leave. She loves and encourages all ideas and although she seems to always be in motion, is never too busy to listen, ask the hard questions and encourage ideas. She loves to take suggestions and you had best be prepared because if they are a positive change, consider them done!

Not only unfailingly kind, Lisa also understands that education is key to getting ahead in the business world. She encourages continued growth and development of her staff by providing professional learning opportunities as much as possible so that they may better serve UGA. Lisa ensures that staff are able to participate in trainings by covering their areas herself, if needed. Lisa listens to her staff to determine what their needs are and then connects them with classes or trainings that will help her staff meet their goals. 

The love and respect that Lisa has for her job, the people she works with and the University itself is evident. Every day is not always rosy, but I have never seen her offer anything other than a cheerful disposition. Supportive of and helpful to all her coworkers, she is a tremendous asset to the Student Affairs Division, the UGA campus, and the community at large.”

Recipient: Individual

Is your supervisor amazing? Are you committed to the success of your employees?

This award is designed to recognize a UGA Student Affairs staff member who excels at supervising their staff and department. Individuals nominated for this award must currently supervise staff, which may include undergraduate students, graduate students, part-time employees, and/or full-time employees.

Nominations will be evaluated according to one or more of the following criteria:

  • Investing in continued growth and development of staff
  • Promoting the success of the team, department, and UGA Student Affairs, while supporting the needs of individual staff
  • Establishing a positive and motivating work environment
  • Positively impacting, engaging, and/or supporting the Division and UGA community
  • Nominee serves as a supervisor in UGA Student Affairs at time of nomination

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