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UH Manoa Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service

Service Award Winner

Susan Carlson

Susan Carlson has served as a graduate secretary for the Department of History for more than three years.

Due to staffing limitations, she has been instrumental in leading the provision of services for this large department and its faculty, which was previously assisted by multiple individuals. She has embraced the new and additional responsibilities with such excellence and grace, that the department and graduate chairs often respond to departmental inquiries with the familiar three-word comment, “Let’s ask Sue.”

Carlson is admired for her dedication to students, a seemingly endless supply of patience, and respectful approach to any and all concerns.

Her nominators note that, while she would not appreciate being the center of attention, she warrants public acknowledgement for everything she does to support students, faculty, administrators and other staff within the department and the university at large.

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service honors Manoa staff members who demonstrate outstanding work performance, service and leadership. Criteria include record of competence and efficiency, exceptional contribution in the attainment of program objectives, creative solutions to difficult problems, integrity and dedication to the mission of a program.

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View 2002–-2006 awardees.