Two $5,000 awards are given to non-instructional administrative and professional academic staff members at UW System institutions in recognition of their exceptional service to the university. In addition, one $5,000 award is given to a non-instructional academic staff program in recognition of the important role played by academic staff in supporting students and their success. The Regents Academic Staff Excellence Awards are administered by the systemwide Office for Academic and Student Affairs.

Regents to honor winners of 2016 Academic Staff Awards for Excellence

Academic Staff Excellence Award Recipients



Linnea Burk

Director, Psychology Research and Training Clinic, UW-Madison

Dr. Burk, Regent Bradley, Pres. Cross, Regent Pres. Millner

Dr. Burk, Regent Bradley, President Cross, Regent President Millner

Michael Martin


Michael Martin

Senior Advisor/Administrative Specialist, College of Education and Professional Studies, UW-River Falls

Regent Ed Manydeeds, Michael Martin, President Ray Cross, Regent President Regina Millner

Regent Manydeeds, Michael Martin, President Cross, Regent President Millner

Library Director Paula Ganyard


Regent Mark Tyler, Cofrin Library Director Paula Ganyard, Regent President Millner, UW System President Ray Cross

Regent Tyler, Director Ganyard, Regent President Millner, President Cross

David A. Cofrin Library

UW-Green Bay, award accepted by Director Paula Ganyard, on behalf of library staff

Cofrin Library Staff with Director Paula Ganyard holding plaque

Cofrin Library Staff with Director Paula Ganyard