Suzanne Kenner, center, accepts the Global Campus Employee of the Quarter award from Cheryl Murphy, vice provost for distance education and head of Global Campus (left), and Jamie Loftin, associate vice provost at the administration of distance education (right).
Suzanne Kenner has been named employee of the second term by the U of A Global Campus.
Kenner, Online Program Coordinator with the Instructional Design and Support Services team at Global Campus, was nominated for performing her duties with excellence and volunteering for additional responsibilities to cover positions vacancies within his department.
“I am honored to be recognized by the Global Campus team,” Kenner said. “My contributions represent only a small part of the overall mission and vision of Global Campus. I am privileged to work with such a talented group of people at Global and across campus!”
Kenner’s job primarily involves coordinating the online course development process and managing the database of all U of A credit online courses.
Cheryl Murphy, vice provost for distance education and head of the Global Campus, recognized Kenner as the employee of the quarter at the January staff meeting.
“Suzanne is an accomplished employee, and having her on the Global Campus team makes a huge difference,” Murphy said. “She is more than just a neighborhood employee. She is a star who shines and inspires us every day.”
Colleagues who nominate Kenner praised her not only for her excellent professional performance, but also for taking the time to mentor others and provide technical assistance to improve how Global Campus delivers new online courses and supports online courses and existing degree programs.
“Suzanne is always a pleasant, extremely helpful and optimistic person,” her colleagues said. “She is eager to help where she can. Suzanne has also been active in our United Way campaign and has helped the team raise more donations through her leadership and creating events. great to see people being genuine and helpful, kind and courteous, and always someone you can count on. I really appreciate Suzanne for the many hats she wears!”
Miran Kang, director of instructional design and support services for Global Campus, is Kenner’s immediate supervisor.
“Suzanne is always several steps ahead, anticipating everyone’s needs and potential pitfalls,” Kang said. “At the same time, she’s always a few steps behind us, making sure we don’t miss a thing. I don’t know how she does it. She’s really amazing.”
Kenner started at the U of A in 2008 as an administrative assistant with the Master of Science in Operations Management program at the College of Engineering and was later promoted to Director of Distance Education. She joined the Global Campus team in 2015 as Director of Retention. In 2017, she returned to the insurance industry but returned to Global Campus in 2019 as the Online Program Coordinator.
The Global Campus awards employee of the quarter to recognize outstanding achievement and achievement related to unit goals and the U of A’s mission. The recipient receives a commemorative certificate and a monetary award. The four quarterly winners may then be eligible to become the Global Campus Employee of the Year.
Other Q2 nominees include:
- Kaleb Futch, Learning Resource Developer, Professional and Workforce Development
- Cleston Murray, Head of Compliance and Market Research, Student Recruitment and Outreach
- Shelly Walters, Associate Director of Instructional Design and Support Services, Learning Technology Support
- Colleen Whitman, Online Student Support Manager, Student Recruitment and Outreach
- Scott Wright, Instructional Designer, Instructional Design and Support Services
The Global Campus supports U of A colleges and schools in the development and delivery of online degree programs and courses, self-paced online courses, and workforce development programs. work. This unit provides instructional design services, learning technology support, media production services, and financial administration, recruiting, and marketing assistance.
The Global Campus also supports the WE Manning Memorial Scholarship, which is open to undergraduate and graduate students studying in online degree programs.