Director of Student Life Cynthia Thompson was named 2006 Employee of the Year at the 24th annual EOY Recognition Ceremony, held January 24 in Sangamon Auditorium lobby. Thompson was employee of the month for September.
Materials nominating her at that time cited her "stellar service and commitment to students and to the university" and her "tireless" efforts to expand programming and opportunities for students. Others noted, "Students and their development are the center of all her decisions and activities."
Making the official EOY announcement and presentation, Chancellor Ringeisen observed, "The Employees of the Month are the special ones among us that make us all special. Looking out at this audience, I think that any one of you are deserving of this award."
Thompson came to UIS in 2002 from the University of North Dakota, where she had also received a number of awards for exceptional service to students.