Nominations are due by Oct. 31 for the Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence, which recognizes University of Michigan staff members whose commitment to excellence, teamwork, and a supportive environment make the university a great place to work.
Johnson, a longtime staff member in the Office of the Provost, was dedicated to U-M and the people who support and further its mission. She strove for excellence and inspired others to do the same.
Johnson recognized the gifts and talents of her office colleagues and was unfailingly supportive of them. When she passed away in 2004, the provost’s office chose to honor her contributions to U-M by establishing this award in her memory.
Gifts from her friends and colleagues support the award, which includes a $500 cash award for the recipient.
The Candace J. Johnson Staff Award for Excellence recognizes staff members who, like Johnson, are a positive influence in the workplace. The university invites nominations of people who truly make a difference in their office.
All regular staff members on the Ann Arbor campus and Michigan Medicine are eligible and may be nominated by colleagues or supervisors or a combination of the two.