Jerry Klein, of Parking Services, has been named the recipient of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh October STAR Award.
Klein was nominated by Tom Grogan. Portions of Klein’s nomination follow.
“Observing Jerry over the years, I have always been struck by his “grounded” sense of pragmatism and his helpful and engaging spirit. He has a difficult job that he does in a reasonable and balanced manner. He is kind, thoughtful, resourceful and respectful.
“The Parking Services unit oftentimes does not get the respect and recognition that they receive. We all count on them to ensure the orderly and efficient delivery of services, but many of us are “quick” to be critical (if not hyper-critical) when things don’t turn out exactly like we would wish them to be.
“Jerry Klein (and, for that matter, others) always approaches his work with a quiet and unassuming sense of positive orientation toward doing the greatest and best good for everyone that he comes into contact with. The difficulties of managing all of the many competing needs/interests is something that places extraordinary stress on this key area of functional responsibility. My personal sense is that Jerry always strives to “do right” by those who look to him for the character and quality of the service that he provides.
“In my book, this “quiet and unassuming” record of “steady” and “exemplary” service is in the best tradition of excellence for any who serve key roles as members of the University Staff.
“It is a pleasure to nominate Jerry for this special award, for I know in my heart that everyday is a day when Jerry proves himself to be a “star” performer.”
The CSAC Awards & Recognition Committee submitted this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.