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 2008 for Excellence in Professional Service.

Linda KrzykowskiLinda Krzykowski, School of Business

Over the past 15 years, Ms. Linda Krzykowski has demonstrated a high level of commitment and impact at the University through a series of professional assignments in the School of Business, culminating in her appointment as Vice Dean for Administration. As Vice Dean she is responsible for critical core administrative functions including enrollment management, graduate and undergraduate academic program and curriculum planning, career services, and marketing and recruiting. She also coordinates a variety of initiatives designed to strengthen partnerships between the School and a host of external constituency partners. Under her direction, the quality of the evening MBA program, the School's largest graduate program, improved dramatically as measured by the credentials of entering students, student satisfaction, and academic rigor. Linda was also the School's lead professional for implementing the new dual degree "Nano+MBA," a joint program with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. And she designed "G3: Going Green Globally," an innovative, state of the art, week-long simulation that focuses on expanding businesses that are commercializing technologies for renewable energy in a global arena. She has also used her extensive contacts to attract top business executives to the new School of Business Advisory Council and to engage this group in School events and activities.

Excellence in Professional Service

Linda Krzykowski Candace Merbler Ronald Thomas
Linda Krzykowski
School of Business
Candace Merbler
University Libraries
Ronald Thomas

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