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Professional Development Achievements

Ambassador Program (AP)  

Staff members play a critical role in their positions at OSU, often being the first point of contact for students or patrons in need of assistance. The OSU Ambassador Program was developed to enhance the knowledge and skills of staff members who play an important role as representatives of the university and its departments. Participants are required to complete 6 core courses and 10 elective courses within 2 years, the completion of which shows admirable efforts to continue learning and improving their skills. For more information on the Ambassador Program, visit the Human Resources website.

Greg Hogan Ambassador Program

Greg Hogan 2010

Randy Kelley Ambassador Program

Randy Kelley 2016

Heather Vogt Ambassador Program

Heather Vogt 2019

John Russell Ambassador Program

John Russell 2020


Val Freeman Ambassador Program

Val Freeman 2021

Dustin with his certificate

Dustin Renner 2021

James Campbell, Ambassador

James Campbell 2022

Cheryl Tillman, Ambassador

Cheryl Tillman 2022


Leadership Development Program (LDP)

The Leadership Development Program exists to encourage and instill effective and skillful leadership in OSU staff members. Participants add to their department’s organizational success by completing requirements that teach both foundational principles and best practices, making them more thoughtful and skilled leaders. Participants are required to complete 2 core courses and 20 elective courses within 3 years. For more information on the Leadership Development Program, visit the Human Resources website.

Greg Leadership Development Program

Greg Hogan 2016


Kim Southworth 2017

Jerry Petre Leadership Development Program

Jerry Petre 2018

Jeff Leadership Development Program

Jeff Schultz 2021


Heather Leadership Development Program

Heather Vogt 2021

Heather Leadership Development Program

Val Freeman 2022




Advanced Leadership Development Program (ALDP)

Participants who complete the Leadership Development program are eligible to further their skills through the Advanced Leadership Development Program, which is a calendar year program.

Kim Southworth, ALDP

Kim Southworth


Jerry Petre Advanced Leadership Development Program

Jerry Petre





Supervisor Academy

Heather Vogt STARS Award

Jerry Petre

March 2017

Kim Southworth STARS Award

Jeff Schultz

March 2021

Dustin Renner Supervisory Academy

Dustin Renner

October 2021

Val Supervisory Academy

Val Freeman

May 2022

Manager Series

Kim Southworth Manager Series

Kim Southworth

March 2021




STAR Award

Recipients of the STARS award are recognized for being exemplary employees and exceeding the expectations of their positions. Winners are nominated by supervisors or coworkers who have taken note of their achievements and wish to honor them as excellent representatives of OSU.

Kim Southworth STARS Award

Kim Southworth

June 2021

Heather Vogt STARS Award

Heather Vogt

June 2021

Jerry STAR Award

Jerry Petre

July 2021

Randy STAR Winner

Randy Kelley

July 2021

Val Freeman Star Award Recipient

Val Freeman
August 2021

Alex, Star Award Recipient

Alex Christy

January 2022