Two A&S Staff Members honored with Outstanding Performance Awards

Robert Forbes and Leisa Hillman earn 2012 OPA Awards

Two long-time staff members of the College of Arts and Sciences were among 14 honored by President James Ramsey with Outstanding Performance Awards during a ceremony Nov. 8 at Amelia Place. Each award winner received $1,000 and a plaque. Congratulations and sincere thanks for your service, Robert Forbes and Leisa Hillman.

from UofL Today:

Forbes OPA 2012Robert Forbes, director, Center for Geographical Information Sciences

Forbes came to UofL 15 years ago. His charge was to develop and promote the Center for Geographical Information Sciences (GIS) as a regional and statewide resource, to develop a foundational curriculum, to teach GIS classes and to develop connections to service, research and government institutions within the community.

He has exceeded all goals and brought distinction to the Department of Geography and Geosciences, the College of Arts and Sciences and UofL.

Leisa Hillman, program coordinator, psychological and brain sciences

Hillman OPA 2012

Hillman is her department’s senior program coordinator. She performs a variety of essential functions so effectively that many people have no idea how much work it really takes to keep the department running smoothly.

She has been an excellent role model for all the staff because of her positive, service-oriented attitude of “How can I help you with that?” Hillman doesn’t just get her job done. She does it with efficiency, independence and extraordinary conscientiousness. She creates an ambiance of service and caring, and she is uncomplaining and dedicated.