Greg Rotert, support systems administrator, has received the Fredrick B. Mumford Award for Outstanding Staff. The award was given as part of the college’s Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held April 19.
Greg has served in his role for nearly 10 years, working with faculty, staff and administrators across CAFNR (with a focus on the School of Natural Resources) assisting with technology needs and issues. The scope of services he maintains is remarkably complex; the hardware differs in every office and lab. He keeps track of license renewals and program updates; Greg anticipates challenges with technology and visits classrooms and offices on his own initiative to make sure everything is going well. His nominators describe his composure, care, patience, proficiency, positive attitude, and delightful sense of humor. His role and expertise were especially pivotal as campus transitioned to remote operations over the pandemic. The Wildlife and Fisheries Graduate Student Organization recently updated their award for Outstanding Faculty to also include Staff to present Greg with the honor.
“No job is too small or large for him and he treats each job with the same amount of skill,” said nominators Jenna Fusinatto, senior academic advisor, and Cindy Greenwood, executive assistant, both in SNR. “He exemplifies the mission of our Division, our College, our University with his dedication to the quality of his work and the attention to the people, regardless if they are students, faculty, staff, external stakeholders – every, single day.”
“He troubleshoots nearly every issue without pause but knows where to go and what to ask to solve unique problems,” said Jack Jones, professor emeritus in SNR. “Greg truly values the work we do and understands the challenges of the tools we use. His services underpin our work.”