Jennifer Widdis Awarded 2017 Academic Manager's Leadership Award

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Jennifer Widdis, MAE's Department Manager, was awarded the 2017 Academic Manager's Group Leadership Award.  

Each year a call will go out to all AMG members soliciting nominations for the AMG Leadership Award.  Any AMG member can nominate any AMG manager, not only those who are on the steering committee or chair a subcommittee.  To qualify the nominee must have at least two years participation in the AMG.  The award is given as recognition of the individual’s significant influence or demonstrated contribution toward forwarding the goals of the AMG.

AMG LEADERSHIP AWARD 2017

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Widdis, Department Manager in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) was awarded the AMG Leadership Award for 2017. Jennifer has contributed significantly to the AMG Group with her leadership and involvement in several initiatives and committees. As co-chair of the AMG Research Administration Subcommittee, she spearheaded the successful mentorship program aimed at providing training and networking of grants administrators, and has participated in numerous financial and HR pilot programs, including the Financial Reporting Usability Group and Academic Hiring Application Advisory Committee, consequently contributing to improvements in administrative systems. Colleagues describe Jennifer as a voice of reason, approachable, levelheaded and someone who goes out of her way to help anyone, even when she is extremely busy.

"Jennifer has contributed significantly to the AMG Group with her leadership and involvement in several initiatives and committees."

Jennifer previously worked in the Office of the Dean of Faculty and never hesitates to share her knowledge of the workings of Nassau Hall with colleagues, which is invaluable. She is an inspiration to all, and a joy to work with. Jennifer is a member of the AMG Steering Committee, currently serving as treasurer, and co-chair of the AMG IT Committee.