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The Association of University Administrators (AUA) congratulates…

Worth Pickering with his wife Natalie Watson

Worth Pickering

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Assessment

Our 2012 J. Worth Pickering Administrator of the Year Award Winner

After 21 years, Worth Pickering has been named our

2012 J. Worth Pickering Administrator of the Year!


Some excerpts from Worth's nomination package:

"He is someone who truly takes pride in developing his colleagues.  This is a characteristic that is often overlooked and should be honored."


"I would like to speak specifically to Worth's outstanding leadership ability.  Worth has mastered the art of listening and this makes him incredibly effective at negotiating the challenges of implementing any initiative or change."


"Worth is a thoughtful and knowledgeable administrator who is committed to students and student learning.  His approachable, 'open-door' leadership style makes him one of the most generous and caring administrators I have had the privilege of working with."


"When selecting subject matter experts to work on client projects it is essential that the individual is an excellent communicator and collaborator, professional, a team player, adheres to project timelines, and delivers an outstanding product.  Worth demonstrates these qualities and skills no matter what the project may be."


"In his quiet and unassuming way, Worth has slowly made a difference in the lives of all of us."


"…think of how cool it will look to have his name appear twice on the same plaque!"


Please join us in congratulating Worth on his selection.