Acknowledging his significant contributions to the development of academic and student affairs programming at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Tom Williamson, director of academic operations, has been selected to receive a 2014–2015 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Academic and Student Affairs award for Outstanding Academic and Student Affairs Administrator. He was only one of two administrators across the system to receive this recognition this year.
This prestigious award acknowledges accomplishments based on criteria like leadership, innovation and contributions to teaching, learning and the success of students at a college or university and within the MnSCU system. “The citizens of Minnesota look to our colleges and universities to provide both creativity and excellence as we continually evolve to better meet the needs of students and the state,” wrote Ron Anderson, vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at MnSCU. “[Tom exemplifies] those characteristics, and I am thrilled to see [him] recognized in this visible way. These awards inspire others to follow [his] extraordinary example.”
“Tom is a model of an effective, collegial and game-changing administrator, deserving of recognition as a MnSCU Academic and Student Affairs Administrator of the Year,” wrote MCTC vice president of Academic Affairs Gail O’Kane in support of Tom.