University at Albany

Excellence in Support Service

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Three staff members received this tribute in 2000 for Excellence in Support Service.

Robert J. MorawskiRobert J. MorawskiPhysical Plant

Robert J. Morawski has been a general mechanic with the University for almost a decade. During this time he has progressed from Maintenance Assistant to Manager of the Residential Halls Maintenance Shop. He has taken on added duties as Construction Site Supervisor for the Residence Halls Building Rehabilitation Projects for the last two years. He is an important link to the Residential Life Community for the Physical Plant Department.

Morawski was involved with the rehabilitation of Morris, Pierce and Sayles halls, as well as several smaller projects in the residence halls. He has consistently extended himself well beyond his assigned duties and looks for new and innovative ways to solve problems. Morawski has also successfully taken on responsibility of the supervision of outside union workers with as many as 60 union tradesmen under his supervision.

Known for his positive, productive and supportive attitude and genuine willingness to “pitch in” regardless of the conditions or task at hand, Morawski consistently has the interests of the students and the University at the forefront. He has worked late into the night and has spent many weekends on campus to ensure that deadlines are met and that the comfort and safety of students and staff are never compromised. Both students and parents have commented on how quickly he responds to any issue brought to his attention.

Excellence in Support Service

Ida R. Canty Robert J. Morawski Addie Napolitano
Ida R. Canty
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Robert J. Morawski
Physical Plant
Addie Napolitano
Public Affairs

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