Ranelle Maltas
Ranelle Maltas

President's Letter

Spring is near and that means we are beginning to plan for the next fiscal year. With that, we are in need of your assistance. We have openings in our leadership team. You can help by volunteering yourself or nominating someone for a position.

If you have been involved for a while and are looking for ways to build your leadership skills, we are looking for a person to fill the role of President. Some board experience is beneficial, but you will have a team of experienced people surrounding you to help you succeed. This is your chance to make a difference in our organization.

If you want to get more involved, but not sure about the time commitment or where your skills can best be used, please reach out to me. I’m happy to meet with you online.

Please complete the Interest Inventory online form. Volunteer yourself for a position or nominate someone. We can’t do this without you. Thank you.

More details at:

Professional Development Workshop: Collaborating with Teams and SharePoint, March 11, noon - 1 p.m.

The Professional Development Committee will hold a workshop on March 11 from 12:00 – 1:00. The topic will cover Collaborating with Teams and SharePoint. If you would like to register for this virtual workshop, please visit

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lorraine Moon at


Updated Award Nomination Deadline, March 15

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!


U2 Meeting, March 17, noon - 1 p.m.

We are excited for our members to get to know one another. UAAD believes that our connections make us better at what we do and make our professional lives more fulfilling. Please join us March 17, 2021 from Noon to 1 p.m. The networking event will take place via Zoom. Our goal is to provide enough structure to generate conversation, while allowing time for folks to get to know one another.

Join online at


UAAD Article Club, March 19, noon - 1 p.m.

The next UAAD Article Club will be on Friday, March 19 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Please send an email to Marnie Nelson at if you are interested.


UAAD Nominations / Interest Inventory, due TODAY

It is that time of the year to solicit nominations for the three (3) UAAD officers listed below.  Any UAAD member may nominate themselves or another member for one of the positions below; however, no member's name will be listed on the official ballot without that person's consent.  The Nominating Committee will make every effort to ensure that there are at least two (2) people nominated for each office.  In the event two (2) candidates are not available, a nominee will be allowed to run unopposed.

Vice-President/President Elect
Secretary – one-year term
Treasurer – one-year term

The Secretary and Treasurer may be reelected for a second term but may not serve more than two consecutive terms.

Please visit by March 24, 2021 to complete the UAAD Officer Nomination (fill in your name or nominate a UAAD member) and Committee Member or UAAD Representative Interest Inventory (check all areas in which you would be willing to serve).  Please consider volunteering your time and experience to UAAD by nominating yourself for an officer position or by expressing interest in a UAAD or campus-wide committee.

More details at:

Daylight saving time begins this Sunday

Originally published March 10, 2021 - Submit an Item