Distinguished Staff Award
Recognizes Outstanding Service to the University by Its Staff
Department: Undergraduate Advising
On the Job: Academic Counselor Lead, seven years at UW
Achievements: Boyd's impact on the University extends far beyond his job description. The pre-med and pre-dental adviser opens opportunities for students by inviting medical school representatives to talk with would-be doctors and by traveling to community colleges to give information to prospective pre-med students. Dedicated to enriching student life, Boyd has taken several steps to improve understanding and safety for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, developing a workshop for staff and Freshman Interest Groups and seminars on GLBT issues. When he came to the UW, Boyd, an "enthusiastic hockey player," took an active role as team manager and academic adviser to the UW hockey team. He is also a member of the UWAA Multicultural Alumni Partnership Board. In 2004, he won both the Adviser of the Year Award and the Office of Undergraduate Education Dean's Award for Excellence.
Quote: "Without Jason and the amazing work he does, hundreds upon hundreds of students would have felt overwhelmed and lost."-Andrew Warner, '03