LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas awarded employees of all categories who have reached landmark years of service at the annual employee recognition ceremony on Thursday, May 2, in the Kansas Union Ballroom.
“Our dedicated employees have been part of incredible change over the past few years, and we’re grateful beyond words for their hard work. Our great university is the result of our great employees,” Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said.
The chancellor acknowledged employees for their years of service and presented the awards to the Employees of the Year.
The Unclassified Staff Employee of the Year for 2013 is Daniel DePardo, engineering technician senior. DePardo began working in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science in 1993. DePardo will receive a $1,500 award and a reserved parking space for one year.
LaVerta Logan, administrative associate senior, was honored as the 2013 University Support Staff Employee of the Year. Logan currently works for the Law School’s Career Services Office and has been working for KU since 1996.
Recognized with the 2013 Team Award was the team from The Library Preservation Emergency and Disaster Planning Committee. The nominated teams for recognition were as follows: Common Book Leadership Team, Edwards Campus Academic Program Planning Team, PeopleSoft Project CORE Functional and IT PeopleSoft Administrators Team, LGBT Discussion Panel, Edwards Campus Security Implementation Team and Libraries Preservation Department.
More information about employee recognition at KU is available here.