Congratulations to Brian Lauer, IT Support Staff for PSS and Entomology Departments.  Brian, a 6-year member of the Plant and Soil Sciences Department was awarded the 2017 outstanding staff in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment in the Technical/Paraprofessional Category.  A portion of his duties include creating new user accounts, assisting with web site development and maintenance, and installing UK site licensed software.

Faculty and staff who nominated Brian said of him:

  • "We don't have to search for him; his door is open and he is quick to respond and find a solution, handling extra duties quickly, with politeness, patience, and respect."
  • “Brian responds well to “putting out fires” on a timely basis. “His ability to do this work and remain a very pleasant co-worker is refreshing.”
  • “Brian helped to relocate my ecosystem computer modeling lab including 6 PCs and 2 high speed workstations installation and maintenance. Knowing Brian is nearby gives me peace of mind for our computer modeling lab.”
  • "Brian embraces the extension concept and works with us to improve our outreach to the state of KY. He has a knack for balancing efficiency and simplicity with the “UK way of doing things” and keeps us in good standing with main campus.";

Dean Nancy Cox and Brian Lauer