The UNM Staff Council has announced three winners of the 2020 Outstanding Supervisor Award. The awardees are:

Stephanie Cockrell | senior program manager, Department of Family Community Medicine

“As a supervisor, Stephanie contributes to and demonstrates all of the University Values – she leads by motivating others to do great work and demonstrating enthusiasm for her job; she supports others to succeed by providing guidance and access to resources; she shows integrity through her work and approach in guiding our team and representing us in her interactions with leadership and community members…”

Katya Crawford | associate professor, SAAP Landscape Architecture Program; associate dean of students, SAAP Landscape Architecture Program; chair, SAAP Landscape Architecture Program

“Katya contributes to and demonstrates a commitment to the University Values of excellence, access with support to succeed, integrity, diversity, respectful relationships, freedom, and sustainability in everything that she does… To put it simply [she] is a phenomenal person, teacher, mentor, and supervisor. I can honestly say that she has changed my life in a positive way and I am sure it would be difficult to find a person that would say any different after meeting her.”

Larissa Myaskovsky | director, Center for Healthcare Equity in Kidney Disabilities; member at large: UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center; professor: IM Nephrology

“I have never met anyone more dedicated to their job than Larissa… Her techniques for keeping a very open line of communication helps her team members to stay on the same page as the rest of the team, to stay focused, and to discuss any questions on ongoing projects. This makes us outstandingly productive as a team.”

The award recognizes supervisors who create work environments that facilitate work-life balance, professional development and effective leadership in support of the values and mission of the University.

Members of the UNM community are invited to join the virtual celebration recognizing the awardees. The ceremony is on Friday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. on Zoom (