Milestones and Kudos – January 2017


Karrie Butler, 15 Years

Jackie Archuleta, 10 Years

Paul Harmon, 5 Years

Andrea Karapas, 5 Years

Nate Budd, 1 Year

Greg Lewis, 1 Year

On-the-Spot Award Winners

We are excited to announce the recipients of the University Advancement On-the-Spot Award:

Char Wixson
In Fiscal Year 2016, we piloted the new online UA Performance Management system with a select group of managers. After the pilot, we needed to enter in the remaining FY16 evaluations in order to keep an online historical record and conduct an analysis on competencies. Char was charged with manually entering in roughly 100 evaluations for UA employees; this included both central and college employees. While entering in the evaluations, Char caught a couple of bugs within the system that were not caught in the pilot. Because of her diligence and attention to detail, we were able to fix those bugs before the rollout of the program to the entire division, which is scheduled to happen this February.

Char also surpassed the deadline that was given on this project, which gave Talent Management, Training, and Support enough time to analyze the competencies and create programming around the findings from the analysis. We greatly appreciate Char's willingness to take on such a large project and complete it with such diligence in a short time frame. We would not have been ready to roll out the system this fiscal year without her work on this project.

     - Shay Webb

Dan Westermann
Dan and I went on a joint trip to Florida the week of Sept. 19, 2016. We did a marathon nine visits in Miami, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Orlando, and Tampa, racking up a lot of miles all over the state. I want to recognize Dan for his mentorship while on the road. The trip was like taking a weeklong intensive fundraising class.

As a new fundraiser, I really appreciated Dan's willingness to dissect each meeting we had, discussing how to qualify prospects, how to assess a prospect's capacity, and appropriate next steps to take in cultivating prospects. We discussed different major gifts that Dan has been a part of, including all of the cultivation leading up to the solicitation. Dan was willing to answer a million questions I had and was a really great sport when going on some discovery visits in South Florida. Dan also arranged visits with some of his own prospects who live in Florida and who have interests in Enrollment, Academic, and Student Affairs. Dan's collaborative nature is really appreciated.

     - Marilyn Bistline

Kelsey Moskitis
Kelsey is a tremendous advocate for all of campus and regularly exemplifies what it means to "advance" Colorado State University. Whether or not there is immediate gain to her college, Kelsey certainly understands the long-term benefits of aligning industry needs to different areas of campus. Serving as a prime example, over the past few weeks, Kelsey has spearheaded an effort to create a proposal to Arrow Electronics. Early in the process, it became apparent that the proposal would most likely not end up benefiting the College of Natural Sciences. However, rather then stopping her effort, she convened a group of faculty members, prepared briefing materials, and organized a meeting – including two faculty and two development colleagues – at the Arrow headquarters.

Following the meeting, Kelsey drafted a detailed contact report and gave credit to her development colleagues. I believe that this type of collaboration is paramount to a successful advancement effort, and I sincerely hope that she is recognized and congratulated for her approach to fundraising.

     - Greg Lewis

Please join Vice President Brett Anderson and their supervisors, as we congratulate these folks for jobs well done!

For more information about the On-the-Spot Award, please click here. We encourage you to nominate a colleague or supervisee!