The Board of Regents presented the Kudos Award to Ethan Anderson, assistant athletic director and event management at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, during a meeting held June 1.
Ethan began employment at UNO in 2009, but had already been a volunteer in the UNO Sports Information Department for 13 years.
Within UNO Athletics, including the transition to a Division I institution, Ethan has played a critical role by ensuring the progression of programs, facilities, and collaboration with the community has gone smoothly. He serves as a liaison to campus and his effort correlates directly with UNO’s metropolitan university mission and strategic goal to be engaged with the community.
Ethan strives to deliberately collaborate and build mutually beneficial relationships. Recently, Ethan successfully found a new home field for UNO Baseball. Through a partnership with the City of Omaha, the Mavericks are playing at an upgraded Seymour Smith Park, as well as Werner Park.
“Ethan led our senior leadership team in continuing to evaluate our needs from a facility standpoint, and we appreciate the efforts of our administration and the City of Omaha in support of the baseball program,” said head baseball coach Evan Porter.
Additionally, Ethan supports facility coordination for campus groups and external clients. Opera Omaha’s First Flight Gala, the Wambli Sapa Memorial Pow Wow, and the Collective For Youth’s Lights On Afterschool event are among the unique opportunities now held at UNO. Ethan is also an active member of the UNO Sustainability Committee and the UNO Safety Committee – always going above and beyond!
Ethan’s dedication and customer service skills help enhance the experience for those who visit UNO. His work ensures the overall guest experience, including safety, is a top priority.
The Kudos Award
The University of Nebraska Office of the President has established the Kudos Award to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding employees from across the four University of Nebraska campuses. Winners are recognized at a Board of Regents meeting. Employees are encouraged to nominate co-workers who deserve special recognition for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Know of a UNO staff member who deserves this honor? Contact Staff Advisory Council at firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate an employee.