UToledo Professional Staff Association

The Frank E. Horton Outstanding Professional Staff Association Award

The award will recognize a current member of the Professional Staff Association who displays an outstanding commitment to professional staff at The University of Toledo. The honoree will be a member of the Professional Staff Association and will demonstrate exemplary support, advocacy, and service to professional staff at The University of Toledo, which can include but not limited to:

  • Service on University of Toledo committees representing the interests of professional staff
  • Past membership on Professional Staff Council* (Current members of the Professional Staff Council and retirees are not eligible to receive this award)
  • Current or past membership on Professional Staff Association committees
  • Engagement in campus and community events that strengthen the presence of professional staff on campus.
  • The University of Toledo’s positive impact on the neighboring community, the City of Toledo, and Northwest Ohio.
  • Demonstration of pride and promotion of The University of Toledo and its endeavors

The award is named for past UToledo President Frank Horton, who in 1992 was instrumental in establishing the PSA as an officially recognized organization on campus. The main purpose of the PSA is to serve all professional staff as a sounding board for ideas and pool of resources and act as a conduit to enhance communication between the President’s office and professional staff.

Nomination and Voting Process

Nominations were accepted until Friday, April 19, 2024, at 5 p.m. After the nominations closed, nominees were notified to accept their nominations. Acceptance included a completed response questionnaire, which was used in the selection of finalists. Professional Staff Council members identified five (5) finalists for the award.

PSA members will select their top candidate for the award through electronic vote. The voting period will be open from May 6-17. The nominee who receives the most votes will be announced as the recipient of the Frank E. Horton Professional Staff Association Award at the PSA Annual Meeting.

Members of the Professional Staff Council, as well as members of the Professional Staff Association, can be found on the Professional Staff Association website.



James Jagodzinski
Senior IT Business Analyst

James A. Molnar
Supervisor of Web & Digital Media, College of Medicine & Life Sciences


Joely Giammarco
Senior Business Manager, Office of the Provost


Cathy Zimmer (PDF, page 3)
Director of Academic and Curricular Initiatives, Office of the Provost


Don Curtis (PDF, page 14)
Enterprise Business Systems Automation Developer - Information Technology

Last Updated: 5/6/24