Stanford Student Affairs honors Fidler Award winner and others

Kathy Campbell, winner of the 2016 Margaret Ann Fidler Award. (Photo credit: Joy Leighton.)
Kathy Campbell, winner of the 2016 Margaret Ann Fidler Award. (Photo credit: Joy Leighton.)

KATHY CAMPBELL, associate dean of career education and director of career communities at Stanford, recently was presented the 2016 Margaret Ann Fidler Award for Distinguished Service in Student Affairs.

The award, named for MARGARET ANN FIDLER, a former associate vice provost in Student Affairs, recognizes those who “demonstrate extraordinary dedication to their work and the mission of the university, and whose work reflects integrity and a sincere belief in the value of teamwork and collaboration.”

Each year, the identity of the winner is a closely guarded secret until the annual Student Affairs Service Awards breakfast, which was held on May 3 in Paul Brest Hall.

Margaret Ann Fidler presented the award to Campbell, who has worked at the university for more than 36 years.

The award citation honored Campbell “for exemplifying dedication, collaboration and commitment to career education at Stanford,” and “for her drive, sense of humor and unassuming nature.”

Campbell was commended “for her constant and positive presence, ever ready to help with any task large or small,” and “for her mentorship and liaison role with students, particularly with the Native American Community Center and the Athletic Department.”

The award citation also honored Campbell “for her leadership and presence in
shaping the evolution and future of career education” and “for living the mission of BEAM, Stanford Career Education: Bridging Education, Ambition and Meaningful Work.”

Over the years, Campbell has served as a career counselor, supervisor of a reference file service, associate director of career services, and associate dean of career education and director of career communities. She helped cultivate shifts in the vision, mission and tradition of career counseling at Stanford from a largely transaction-based model – where resume reviews were a hallmark – to a model focused on facilitating professional connections and the pursuit of meaningful work. The center, once known as the Career Development Center, adopted a new name – Stanford Career Education – in 2015, and its new moniker – BEAM – under which it is known on campus.

At the awards breakfast, GREG BOARDMAN, vice provost for student affairs, and HARRY J. ELAM JR., vice provost for undergraduate education, presented the 2016 Student Affairs Faculty Award for Outstanding Service to LARRY DIAMOND, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and at the Hoover Institution.

In presenting the award, Boardman noted Diamond’s contributions to the Haas Center for Public Service. Diamond and JULIE ANNE KENNEDY, a professor (teaching) of Earth system science, served as faculty co-directors of the Haas Center from 2010 to 2015. Diamond served as the center’s faculty director in 2015-16.

The award recognized “not only the breadth of his support for students and the good work of Student Affairs, helping the Haas Center build effective partnerships across campus; but also the depth with which he touches individuals’ lives.”

Boardman presented the 2016 Team Impact Award to the inter-divisional Calendaring App team, which researched and tested different apps. In the end, they recommended  ScheduleOnce, an app for scheduling appointments with students that is free for university faculty and staff. The team includes AMANDA CRETCHER (Graduate School of Business), LORI GAGER (Student Affairs), JANET HALL (Undergraduate Advising and Research), PETER HUANG (Student Affairs), DUSTIN NOLL (Student Affairs) and TOAI VO (Administrative Systems).

Boardman acknowledged “their dedication to researching and identifying a solution to a university-wide problem for staff and faculty” as well as their efforts toward “increasing staff efficiency to better serve Stanford students.”

President JOHN HENNESSY also attended the awards breakfast. He spoke about his 16 years at Stanford and answered some questions from the audience.