“Doreen has some of the best customer service around. Doreen goes above and beyond to assist both internal and external customers. She takes the time to listen to individuals to understand their questions/needs and ensures that she provides the complete answer to their question/concerns. If she does not know the answer, she works to find the answer. She is willing to come in early and stay late to complete things to ensure that customer needs are met.
“Doreen recently has led a recruitment team with an inclusive excellence initiative in updating the HR website to provide more resources to searches on campus. She also brought in a guest speaker to discuss inclusive excellence and how the campus can enhance the search and screen process further. She has had to coordinate and change plans through COVID-19 and has done so calmly and professionally. Doreen has a positive attitude, and she brings positive energy and thoughtfulness to everything she does.”
Johnson expressed appreciation for the honor. “I am extremely humbled by the nomination and truly grateful to be a part of the #StoutProud family,” she said. “Our campus community is filled with passionate, outstanding professionals, and I am fortunate to work with them every day.”Each winner receives a certificate of recognition, a UW-Stout travel mug and a UW-Stout blanket.
Students, faculty and staff may nominate university staff members who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and the university community at the University Staff Employee Appreciation Award nomination form.
The award, in its 15th year, was established by the Chancellor’s Office and is co-sponsored by the University Staff Senate.