The Division of Facilities is proud to announce that two of our own have been named as award recipients for their outstanding work performance.
Josh Ricker, General Maintenance & Repair Technician Senior, is one of three KSU employees to receive the 2016 University Support Staff Award of Excellence. Ricker is the winner in the category of Service and Maintenance/Skilled Crafts. Ricker has developed methods of conducting maintenance work that save Facilities and the university money. With every task he completes, he has a refined method to cut down on time, money and labor required. Ricker consistently delivers superior service with a side of professionalism. He was nominated by Galen Hageman, Physical Plant Supervisor Senior in the Division of Facilities.
Jack Carlson, Project Manager in Campus Planning and Project Management, is one of four KSU employees to receive the 2016 President’s Award of Excellence for Unclassified Professionals. Carlson is the winner for the category of Distinguished Accomplishment Award. His ability to connect and coordinate across campus academic and administrative units led to collective success in architectural/engineering and landscape design teams, contracted construction professions and campus life constituencies. Carlson is respected by both the boots on the ground laying down massive 48-inch CW pipes and faculty in the buildings that seem to benefit from its installation. Staff working around him in maintenance zones, building services and grounds teams are engaged, committed and excited about positive outcomes and the integrity with which it has all been accomplished. Carlson is, many times, first in and last out of the office. He is highly organized and has been out front and on top of the many fluid elements of projects that arise. Carlson was nominated by Ryan Swanson, Associate Vice President of the Division of Facilities.