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These are the 2022 Chancellor’s Award for Staff winners

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The Chancellor’s Staff Award is the highest honor available to staff at Pitt. The distinction recognizes employees across eight categories for their exceptional performance, ability to exceed expectations in their roles and broad institutional impact, evidenced by their dedication to students, programs, their University colleagues and beyond. 

The award comes with a $2,500 prize. As a more permanent tribute, a plaque with the recipient’s name will be added to the Chancellor’s Award for Staff display in the William Pitt Union.

This year’s awards and recipients are:

Community Engagement

Tasha Peacock
Assistant Director of Student Programs and Community Outreach
Institute of Politics

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Ron Idoko
Associate Director, Center on Race and Social Problems
Founding Director, Racial Equity Consciousness Institute
Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Excellent Mentor

Jill Harvey
Director of First Year Advising
Swanson School of Engineering 

Exceptional Early Career Achievement

Katie Belardi
Research Administrator
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Innovation in Advancing Administrative and Operational Efficiency

Aurora Sharrard
Executive Director
Office of Sustainability 

Outstanding Career Achievement

Lisa Cherok
Director of Admissions
College of Business Administration

Research Support

Katelyn Collinger
Clinical Trial and Recruitment Facilitator
Clinical and Translational Science Institute 

Student Impact

Andrea Zito
Assistant Dean for Student Engagement
School of Education

University Engagement

Stephanie Hoogendoorn
Director of Academic Affairs
Office of the Provost