On Oct. 5, the Board of Regents presented the KUDOS award to Karen Ressegieu, an administrative assistant for the Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS). Karen has worked at UNO for 53 years, and is retiring this fall.
During her time at UNO, Karen has worked in every corner of campus from arts and sciences, to aviation, criminal justice and now public affairs and community service. In that time, she has seen eight deans, three vice-chancellors and six directors at the university.
Karen not only works with other administrative assistants, but worksas a liaison between her department and other department chairs, school directors, the vice-chancellor’s office and other offices external to the college.
CPACS Dean John Bartle describes Karen as the hub of their operations.
“She is highly organized, efficient and knows everything about UNO,” Bartle said, “What I appreciate most about her service is the very high quality of her professionalism. Nothing comes out of our office that is not done right.”
Karen’s career has revolved around altruism and faith; creating an environment of efficiency and kindness in her various workplaces. With her love of the Mavericks, Karen has fundraised approximately $70,000 in scholarships and programs for women’s athletics.
It is because of Karen’s hard work and dedication, to not only the College but to the entire university, that the faculty, staff and students left in her wake will continue to thrive and achieve the goals and standards this university upholds.
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.