Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, October 12, 2012

Award recognizes five U-M supervisors for supporting work/life balance

The U-M Work/Life Resource Center has announced the recipients of the second annual Work/Life Champion Award for Supervisors. The award recognizes U-M supervisors who promote work-life balance through consistent recognition of and responsiveness to their employees' professional and personal lives.


More information about the Work/Life Champion Award for Supervisors.

The 2012 Work/Life Champion Award for Supervisors winners are:

• Josie Aguirre, director of physician and consumer communications, U-M Health System Department of Public Relations and Marketing Communications.

• Stanley E. Henderson, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student life, UM-Dearborn.

• Benjie Johnson, chief officer, revenue cycle management, UMHS.

• Nancy Smith, administrative manager, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

• Trey Williams, director of student and academic services, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

"We received more than 100 nominations containing dozens of stories detailing the extraordinary efforts supervisors, at all levels throughout the university, make to promote work/life balance," says Jennie McAlpine, director of Work/Life Programs.

"This award is our opportunity to show our gratitude as a community. By celebrating these supervisors we recognize that a healthy balance is one thing that helps make Michigan a great place to work."

Staff at all university campuses and UMHS nominated 140 faculty or staff supervisors for the award. Award recipients received a gift certificate and plaque, and were honored at the annual Work/Life Resource Center "Connecting the Dots" Conference on Oct. 4. Laurita Thomas, associate vice president for human resources, presented the awards.

Work/Life Resource Center Champion Award for Supervisors recipients are, from left, Stanley E. Henderson, Trey Williams, Benjie Johnson, Nancy Smith and Josie Aguirre. (Photo by Matt Snyder)