The Board of Trustees Awards for Excellence are conferred annually to college and university teaching faculty and university administrative service faculty to acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. There are two categories of Awards: Excellence in College and UniversityTeaching and Excellence in University Service. 


The Board of Trustees will publically recognize the 2018 award nominees and celebrate the exceptional contributions they make to the success of Minnesota State students during a luncheon in St. Paul on Wednesday, April 18. Follow us on social media and reference #MinnStateBOTawards.

The Following Outstanding Service Faculty Members have been nominated by their presidents for the Board of Trustees Service Faculty Member of the Year Awards.

Andy Bartlett

Andy Bartlett, Associate Director of Communications and Marketing
Bemidji State University
Nominated by President Faith Hensrud

Jessica Bentley

Jessica Bentley, Assistant Director of Residential Life
Southwest Minnesota State University
Nominated by President Connie Gores

Anthony Bormann

Anthony Bormann, Outreach Coordinator
Minnesota State University Moorhead
College of Science, Health and Environment
Nominated by President Anne Blackhurst

Sandi Gerick

Sandra Fern Sibley Gerick, Director of Advising
Metropolitan State University
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Nominated by President Ginny Arthur

Jane Olsen

Jane Olsen, Director, Women’s Center
St. Cloud State University
Nominated by Interim President Ashish Vaidya
Kristi Ziegler Kristi Ziegler, Campus Services Coordinator/Director
Winona State University
Nominated by President Scott Olson