2007-2008 OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS
Project Service Award
Lisa Rigoni Reeves
In fall 2001, Lisa Reeves of the Knowledge Management Center, developed
the first prototype model of the Graduation Planner. In the following
six years, leading up to its successful September 2007 release, she nurtured
it through the process, contributing ongoing and continuous input into
the development, soliciting information, explaining its purpose, reporting
on the project's status and spending significant amounts of time in numerous
trips to the Twin Cities. As the project lead at UMD, Lisa was the single
"go-to" person on this campus for the Grad Planner project and
still managed, during those six years of development, to successfully
fulfill all her other duties in the Knowledge Management System area.
The University of Minnesota Graduation Planner is an extraordinarily
useful tool for students to track their academic progress, a tool that
is perfectly aligned with the University's goal to improve graduation
rates. While it is still new, as of December 2007 there were more than
13,000 plans system-wide, 4211 of them for UMD students.
For her steadfast and earnest efforts on a very worthy long-term goal,
I am pleased to award Lisa Rigoni Reeves with this project award.