Four staff members from the Faculty of Arts & Science are this year’s recipients of Outstanding Staff Awards, including Thom Lee, IT manager at the Munk School of Global Affairs.
Established in 1999, the awards recognize employees who have achieved excellence in support of the Faculty’s mission of teaching and research. David Cameron, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science, presented the awards on April 20.
Lee is is extremely dedicated to improving IT support for the full suite of the Munk School’s teaching, research and public engagement mission. When not in crisis mode – calmly saving the day when hackers are threatening to attack or servers are at risk of crashing during a research initiative – Lee quietly and efficiently keeps everything running smoothly. He doesn’t simply manage expectations, but continually strives to meet and exceed them. In the words of a colleague, “he’s an essential component in the realization of Munk School projects that are having the greatest impact.”