University at Albany

Excellence in Professional 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 2004 for Excellence in Professional Service.

Christine BouchardChristine BouchardStudent Affairs

Loyalty, enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment are among the most frequently used descriptions for Christine Bouchard, associate vice president for Student Affairs. A product of the University’s undergraduate and graduate systems, Bouchard joined the University in 1982. Her current role is providing leadership for the University’s residence hall operation for approximately 7,000 resident students in 48 residence halls and apartments on two campuses.

“Christine Bouchard’s commitment to our University and the well-being of all students has been the driving force in new initiatives, as well as preserving long-standing campus traditions,” wrote John Murphy, assistant vice president for Student Affairs. “Chris’s enthusiasm and dedication to making our campus a place of which everyone is proud to be a member are unparalleled.”

Bouchard’s supervisors and peers praised her ability to communicate with students and earn their respect. “I have watched Chris give selflessly of her time, energy, and emotion to the students of the University,” wrote Kathryn Lowery, vice president for Finance and Business. “She is always there for the students; she is at every event, no matter whether it might interfere with her personal or professional obligations.”

James P. Doellefeld, vice president for Student Affairs, was especially impressed with Bouchard’s progressive leadership. “Chris Bouchard has provided the creative, dynamic, and assertive leadership required to advance the campus’s agenda pertaining to health, safety, and quality of life for UAlbany students,” he wrote. “Specifically, significant modernization and programming relevance in health services, career development, residential life, and the Vice President for Student Affairs’ office are the direct result of Ms. Bouchard’s vision of excellence, persistence, creativity, and style.”

Excellence in Professional Service

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Residential Life

Students participate in more than 200 student clubs and honor societies, and enjoy a busy calendar of campus events.