Founders Awards for Excellence

2008 University Award for
Excellence in Institutional Development

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Mike Barry

Mike Barry 2008 Recipient of the University Award for Excellence in Institutional DevelopmentDirector 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.

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