Michael Parks, technology manager in the College of Nursing, was the recipient of an Outstanding Performance Award at the 2013 Opening Day ceremony.
The University’s Outstanding Performance Award recognizes exemplary members of the classified staff whose activities, accomplishments and service are most deserving of acknowledgement.
Mike Parks is a dedicated and important member of the administrative support team within the College of Nursing. During his time with the college, Parks has increased the number of podcasts available to students and staff, eased frustration through his in-depth knowledge base and network and set in motion ideas for the Learning Lab and Sim Lab, with the goal of increasing the success rate of students. Parks has also been instrumental in implementing many electronic processes that have helped the College more toward a more paperless and sustainable system. He is known for being a leader who goes above and beyond to complete any task and he is dedicated to professionalism in each project he undertakes. This summer, he taught as part of the PreCollege Enrichment Program, which is aimed at helping young students prepare for college. Beyond his service at the University, Parks has participated in many community fundraising activities including walks to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness, the Oshkosh Community Dragonboat Race & Festival and more.
Parks earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational administration and his master’s degree in public administration from UW Oshkosh.
To read more about the Opening Day award recipients, visit UW Oshkosh Today.