Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence

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The Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence recognizes University of Michigan staff members whose commitment to excellence, teamwork, and a supportive environment make the university a great place to work.  

Candy Johnson, a long-time staff member in the Office of the Provost, was dedicated to U-M and the people who support and further its mission. Candy strove for excellence and inspired others to do the same.   She recognized the gifts and talents of her office colleagues and was unfailingly supportive of them. When Candy passed away in 2004, the provost’s office chose to honor her contributions to U-M by establishing this award in her memory.  A $500 cash award and a certificate is presented annually by the Office of the Provost. Gifts from Candy’s friends and colleagues support the award.

The Candace J. Johnson Staff Award for Excellence recognizes staff members who, like Candy, are a positive influence in the workplace.  We invite nominations of people who truly make a difference in their office.  All regular staff members on the Ann Arbor campus and at Michigan Medicine are eligible and may be nominated by colleagues or supervisors or a combination of the two.