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Kudos & Congratulations

UIT staff recognized for their excellent work

Congratulations to Denise Kovacevic (CTO organization) and Larrisa Beth Turner (Strategic Communication) for winning the last prize drawing!

A huge shout-out to Kathy Erdmann, Ben Simon, and Clint Findlay for their exceptional dedication in resolving the Pulse slowness issues. Their relentless efforts, in collaboration with Microsoft and others, have been invaluable. Care Navigation extends its deepest gratitude for their unwavering commitment to ensuring our system's stability.

~ Desirae Allen, Care Navigation

Thank you, Corey Hayes, for being so quick to help with an IT submission. You are so quick to help and resolved the issue in a lot less time than I thought it would take! You are awesome!

You are amazing, Heather Winters! You were able to take care of my IT concerns super fast and helped my team with all the issues as well. You go above and beyond! You rock! I appreciate all that you do!

~ Jamie Hong, Huntsman Mental Health Institute

I would like to give kudos to Michelle Boyd for her exceptional work in implementing Salesforce for our office. Michelle identifies and works to implement solutions for some very complex business needs within our office, allowing us to be more efficient and accurate by leveraging technology, which in turn, allows staff to focus on the human element. Michelle, to her credit, was presented with a very complex business process that I want to implement, allowing us to generate easily modifiable template documents and emails while documenting the procedural history of a case. The framework is nearing completion, and I am enthralled with her ability to create these processes in the Salesforce environment. Michelle exemplifies the “can-do” attitude and willingness to hear and learn about the business needs and translate them into technology. Michelle’s skills are a tremendous asset to the University and to our office — I appreciate her and the team (Brandon Gresham, Jan Lovett, and Doug Lloyd) for all their work to help us be better.

~ Sherrie Hayashi, Office of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action

Denise Kovacevic helped me with costs on transitioning our staff to Call Recording. She made sure I got the correct info and took accountability. Thank you, Denise.

When I get IT tasks assigned to Samantha Lankford, she always does an excellent job on my requests and communicates its completion or sends additional questions. Thank you, Samantha!

More kind words for Samantha! Thanks for snatching up three of my tickets and getting them completed in a timely manner! Thank you again. You are a superstar!

~ Trinh Lam, UUHP Admin

Big thanks to Hayden Waters for patiently walking through Tanium's reporting capabilities! His expertise helped me a ton.

I really appreciate Hayden taking the extra time to ensure I understand the insights this valuable tool can provide OSL. Way to go, Hayden & Team Jake [Johansen]!

~ Scott Allen, Office of Software Licensing

 Kudos to Saraswathi Venugopal for her tireless work on the Concur process.

~ Steve Adams, Information Security Office

Patrick Oberg has been absolutely fantastic the entire time I've worked for the U. His leadership style is characterized by unwavering kindness and genuine concern for the success of all employees. Patrick consistently goes above and beyond to create a supportive and positive work environment, making each team member feel valued. We are fortunate to have such an amazing Tier 2 who not only excels in his job, but also prioritizes the well-being and development of those around him.

~ Adison Gordon, CTO organization

Destry Mulleneaux is always very pleasant, easy to work with, and helpful in getting issues resolved.

~ William Van Leeuwen, CTO organization

I just wanted to take a minute and tell you that you have some of the best people on your staff.

I want to give kudos to Samantha Lankford for going above and beyond. Every time I reach out to her, she helps me to resolve my issues (of which I have many, but that's another story ... LOL). She is knowledgeable, helpful, and has a great sense of humor that I absolutely love and appreciate. She is great at de-escalating what could be a tense or overwhelming situation.

~ Cindy Hanson, University Connected Learning

Kudos to:

Gabriella Rivera Lozano, network engineer — Gabriella has taken on additional responsibilities in assisting UIT Partner Relations in certifying campus partners in the default protect cybersecurity tool. This additional effort has assisted UIT Partner Relations in ensuring schools/colleges/departments/organization's IP space is secure.

Ryan Millward, senior data security analyst — Ryan has assisted UIT Partner Relations with his extensive security and network operations experience in certifying various schools/colleges/departments/organization's IP space. This is an ongoing effort that Ryan is providing guidance and expertise to on top of his busy schedule.

~ UIT Partner Relations

Anyone at the U can submit an item for Kudos & Congrats!

Any University of Utah faculty member, staff member, or student can submit a Kudos & Congratulations for UIT employees.

Submit your kudos and the UIT employees you commend will be entered into a monthly prize drawing. UIT employees who submit entries will also be entered in a separate prize drawing. 

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Last Updated: 1/31/24