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SOP’s Accreditation All-Star Named June’s Employee of the Month

Lisa Lebovitz, JD, recognized for her efforts to work as a team player and develop a culture of assessment within the School.

By Ronald Hube
June 20, 2014

“The campus has been emphasizing a culture of collaboration and innovation for years,” says Richard Dalby, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs and professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the School of Pharmacy. Lisa Lebovitz, JD, he says, “exemplifies this in her work every day.”

That’s one reason Dalby, Lebovitz’s supervisor, nominated her for the University’s Employee of the Month Award, which President Jay A. Perman, MD, surprised her with on June 18.

“You’re a team player,” Perman told Lebovitz. “You are very much an ambassador for something you know I feel is important — collaboration.”

Dalby says Lebovitz, assistant dean for academic affairs, works with every department and program at the School of Pharmacy to collect and evaluate data that supports strategic decision-making, academics, and student services. Lebovitz also helped launch the University’s annual Interprofessional Education Day, and she was instrumental in gathering and analyzing information that helped the School of Pharmacy become reaccredited last year.

“In short, she is an amazing asset not just to the Dean’s Office but also to the School,” Dalby says.

As an Employee of the Month, Lebovitz received a certificate and $250. She is also a candidate to win the Employee of the Year Award next spring.

“I am honored to have been selected as a University Employee of the Month,” Lebovitz says. “The School of Pharmacy is a wonderful place to work and has developed a strong culture of assessment. I appreciate the support I receive from Dean Eddington, Dr. Dalby, and the school’s administration.”

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