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Dr. Constance Longmire Receives President's Excellence Award

Posted Jan. 9, 2012

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Constance Longmire
Special Assistant
Student Services
Kent State University at Geauga
Nominated for:
Diversity and Inclusion

Constance Longmire, from the Kent State Regional Academic System, is one of the 10 recipients of the 2011 President's Excellence Award. Longmire was nominated by a faculty member for her exemplary activities to bring students from diverse populations to Kent State University at Geauga's Regional Academic Center. This includes her willingness and dedication to promote outreach activities geared to the local African American community. She promotes opportunities to engage with students who otherwise would not consider furthering their education. She also works with campus faculty to promote an accepting environment for all students. Longmire was also recognized for being a generous colleague and described as being "one of the reasons why Kent State University is a great place for all students, faculty and staff."

Ten Kent State University employees received an early holiday present last month, when recipients of the third President’s Excellence Award were announced. President Lester A. Lefton notified Constance of her award and the check for $1000 which she would be receiving via teleconference in Dean Mohan's office at the Geauga Campus..

The President’s Excellence Award was implemented in 2009 to recognize full-time classified and unclassified employees who demonstrated exceptional performance in advancing one of the goals of the university’s excellence agenda during the previous fiscal year. There were 240 nominations received representing 147 staff throughout the eight campuses.

The criteria included actions, initiatives or projects related to student success, diversity and inclusion, effectiveness and efficiency, quality customer service, collaboration, sustainability and serving as an ambassador for the university.

Constance is the only regional campus employee to receive the award this year, and one of the few regional campus employees in the history of the award. Congratulations Constance!