2008 University Award for
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Excellence in Institutional Development
Director of Institutional Support
Recently retired, Mike Barry worked with every department on campus, as well as with many external individuals and groups in his 15 years as Director of Institutional Support. His job required great people skills, and involved helping employees to find the effective and sot-efficient solutions in purchasing and business operations.
Described as a man of high integrity, Mike's positive, “can-do” attitude and problem-solving ingenuity set him apart. Says a colleague, “He didn't see problems; he saw opportunities to improve.” He played a key role in assuring that new and renovated campus buildings were fully functional. Mike was also an enormously popular and effective team leader.