Ranelle Maltas
Ranelle Maltas

President's Letter

Thank you all for persevering this year. You’ve made it to the end and enjoy some much needed time off. If you’re still working from home, please leave your desk/computer and do not return to it during closedown. Enjoy your holiday and time with family and friends while being safe.

Your UAAD Board is wishing you a very happy holiday season and we’re looking forward to seeing you again in the new year!

-Ranelle Maltas


UAAD Article Club, January 22

The next UAAD Article Club will be on Friday, January 22 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Please send an email to Marnie Nelson at if you are interested.


Updated Award Nomination Deadline

The University Association for Administrative Development (UAAD) is accepting nominations for the 2021 Carl A. Donaldson Award for Excellence in Management and the 2021 Floyd S. Oldt Award for Exceptional Service to the University. The nomination deadline for both awards has been updated to Monday, March 15, 2021.

The Carl A. Donaldson Award for Excellence in Management recognizes campus managers in non-faculty positions. The award has been presented since 1972 and honors Donaldson, a University of Nebraska graduate who worked for the university for 43 years. Donaldson founded UAAD in 1961.

The Floyd S. Oldt Award for Exceptional Service to the University honors a UNL employee in a managerial/professional position. The award was created in 1992 from a bequest by Oldt, a 1920 University of Nebraska graduate. Oldt was a superintendent of Abel Construction Company in Lincoln before moving to Dallas. Oldt was a contributor to many humanitarian and civic organizations.
For more information, please visit or e-mail

Please spread the word with coworkers at departmental meetings, socially distant luncheons, etc. to get the word out and nominate your colleagues!


Save the Dates - Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming U2 meetings:
-January 20
-February 17
-March 17
-April 21

Originally published December 22, 2020 - Submit an Item