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Outstanding Service Award

Steve Patterson

Steve has worked for UMD in various technology positions for 35 years. He has been a manager in Information Services (IS) and Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS) for 16 years. Steve has broad management responsibilities within ITSS, managing support for Enterprise Systems, Desktop Services, Faculty Services, Web Services, and Financial Management.

We are continually impressed at what a terrific job Steve does. He is able to combine his broad background and experiences with his outstanding strengths to provide work above and beyond expectations year after year. He encourages staff to serve on UMD councils and committees and to work in partnership with other departments and staff throughout the University to improve the functioning of our campus services for students, staff, and faculty. He has served our campus for many years and remains a staunch advocate and promoter of the excellent work environment to be found at UMD.

Steve is able to engender creativity in others, recognizes a good idea when it emerges, and is not afraid to support it. He has a track record of helping his employees develop their ideas and then standing back to watch them succeed. He takes time to understand their issues and points of view, but he pushes them firmly toward better ways of working. He is a true collaborator who looks for innovative ways of working with both staff members and customers of ITSS.

For Steve’s spirit, his dedication, and perseverance, it is a pleasure to present Steve with this award.

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