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Staff Member of the Month

Each month an SPU staff member is designated the Staff Member of the Month. Nominated by their peers and selected by Staff Council, these staff members exemplify service to the University, showing leadership in their staff role and elsewhere.


September 2018 Staff Member of the Month

Neal DeWitt, Multi-Skilled Trades 11 Much/El, Facility and Project Management.

Learn more about Neal and his work at SPU.

Staff Members of the Year

Each year, two Seattle Pacific University staff members are selected to receive recognition for their outstanding contributions to the SPU community. The awards include the Oral V. Hemry Non-Exempt Staff Person of the Year and the Exempt Staff Person of the Year. Awards are announced and presented at the Staff Recognition’s Forum each May.


2018 Staff Members of the Year

Josh Meier, director of software and data systems in Computer and Information Systems, was recognized as the Exempt Staff Member of the Year. Said one nomination: “He is always thinking about what is right for SPU and how CIS can further SPU's mission in the world. I am humbled by his selflessness and unwavering dedication to this place.” Congratulations, Josh!

Kate Barker, budget and office manager in University Recruitment and Admissions, was recognized as Oral V. Hemry Non-Exempt Staff Member of the Year. Said one nomination: Kate “collaborates within our team and with other departments with ease, and has a tenacious spirit which translates to complete and thorough work.” Congratulations, Kate!


You can nominate a staff member any time of the year! You can tell us who you  nominate for Staff Member of the Month  or for Staff Member of the Year! Nominations are open for 2018.