Janet Redwine and Cindi Fukami received recognition for their accomplishments
Every year, the University of Denver recognizes its most outstanding faculty and staff, who embody dedication, commitment and excellence. Winners of the staff awards are nominated by colleagues across campus, identified as those who drive the University to be its very best. Six faculty were also honored for their outstanding research and scholarship, commitment to their students and exceptional teaching. Faculty award winners were selected based on nominations from colleagues, students and community partners.
Two members of the Daniels College of Business community were honored at this week’s luncheon.
University Lecturer Award: Cindi Fukami
Fukami has been a professor in the Department of Management since 1983 and was chair of the department from 1991-1995. Her teaching and research focus on the effective treatment of employees. She has published over 60 articles on a variety of management issues, including the future of work and management education, employee voice, leading change and competing identities. Fukami’s current work involves the well-being of professional workers.
Fukami has been the recipient of multiple awards from the Daniels College and other outside organizations. Douglas Allen, an associate professor of management in Daniels, nominated Fukami for the award, saying in part, “I cannot think of anyone at the university who embraces DU’s teacher-scholar model in a more holistic and complete way. In my role as a fairly long-term member of the Faculty Senate, I have participated in many discussions about the future of the University, and if I could refer only one consultant to assist DU’s leadership in preparing for the future demands of higher education, it would be Cindi.”
Outstanding Service Award: Janet Redwine
The Outstanding Service Award is the highest award presented each year and recognizes a person who exemplifies the University of Denver’s vision. Redwine is the director of program success in the Daniels College of Business Executive Education program. She faces challenges head-on while supporting her team to the fullest. During an extraordinary transition, Redwine became a source of stability when she filled in for three vacant positions. “Janet is so efficient and so kind,” one nominator said, impressed with the grace and creativity she manifested with her swift and capable response to the crisis. “Even in the toughest times, Janet is always positive, optimistic and inspiring to her colleagues,” wrote another nominator.
Redwine invites collaboration from all corners to improve experiences at the University. She embraces responsibility and partnership and consistently aspires to optimize processes to provide an excellent educational experience. “Janet has her head on a swivel when it comes to DU—she is always looking for different things happening that she can learn from, collaborate on or be part of,” one of her nominators said.
She builds bridges that set DU up for success in many areas besides her own. “Janet continually collaborates with marketing, advancement and corporate and community relations to foster a One DU approach to outreach, learning and advancing the University goals,” said another colleague.
Redwine exemplifies the core values of excellence, innovation, engagement, integrity and inclusiveness at the University. Her dedication to personal growth is evident, as she taught herself accounting and mastered Salesforce (a customer relationship management program), despite lacking prior experience, while concurrently pursuing a master’s degree in curriculum development. Redwine personifies merit, adhering to the highest standards of professional conduct. She demonstrates integrity in her work, models empathy and fulfills her commitments to students and organizations.