Congratulations to the Individual and Team Award Winners and Finalists of the 2014 President’s Staff Innovation Award!


Individual Award Winner

June Sullivan,
administrative manager of the Michigan Surgical Home and Optimization Program, was selected to receive the individual award for innovations that help empower patients to reduce risk and improve outcomes following major surgery. She led the design and implementation of the program, which leverages technology to help improve the health of patients before surgery and provides tools to help them back to everyday life as soon as possible following surgery.

Winning Team

Randi Johnson and Emalee Maus
of the University Housing MCard Office were selected as the recipients of the team award for creative use of existing resources and student advocacy to create a welcoming environment for new students. Their innovation resulted in process efficiencies that now allow students to receive their MCard, a potent symbol of membership in the U-M community and a gateway to services through the university, when they arrive on campus for new student orientation.


Individual Award Finalists

Pat Brainard, unit administrator, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Joanna Kroll, director of Career Development, School of Information

Tim Kennedy, Automation Services manager, Building Automation Systems

Team Finalists

NCRC Facilities and Operations CoGen Team

UMHS Department of Radiology Cross-Sectional Interventional Radiology Team

College of Engineering Division of Integrative Systems + Design Content Management System project team


Previous winners of the President's Staff Innovation Award