Customer Champion Awards

Customers are at the core of everything PeopleAdmin does. Our solution is built for HigherEd, by HigherEd, with product developments and strategy guided by the feedback of our customer community.

Since the PeopleAdmin platform is so highly customizable, often our customers develop and use the solution in entirely new, innovative and distinct ways. This can create best practices that can be shared across the customer communities, solve problems others may encounter as well, or even inspire new product updates and enhancements that can benefit all institutions using the platform.

We recognize these innovative customer partners through our monthly Customer Champion Awards program. These are the best and brightest HigherEd HR leaders, helping to shape the future of the industry.


2022 Winners

Vanessa Ortiz

Human Resources Analyst

Mt. San Antonio College

Ryan Bernarduci

Director, HR Information Management & Workforce Analytics

NC State University

Denise (NeeCee) Cornish

Associate Vice President of IT & Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Western University of Health Sciences

2021 Winners

2021 Winners

Norma Petway-Smith

Director, Human Resources

Saint Augustine's University

Robin Borough

Director of Talent Acquisition

Chapman University

Hernandez Hicks

Director of Talent Acquisition/HR Consulting

Rutgers University

Janice Ward

Director of Faculty Affairs

University of Alabama - Birmingham

Carmen Sirizzotti

Associate Director of Human Resources

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Nicole Credle

Interim Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Morgan State University

Lisa Shanks

Director of Staffing and HRIS

Kellogg Community College

Tyra Phillips

Applicant Tracking Coordinator

University of Central Arkansas

Corbin Wong

Director of Organizational and Leadership Development

Fordham University

2020 Winners

Danny Linton

Assistant Director, Human Resources

The University of Memphis

Jane Gray

Director, Talent Acquisition

The University of North Texas

Yankuba Banda

Employment Compliance Supervisor

University of Kentucky

Karla McCormick

Associate Vice President, Human Resources

Auburn University

Rafae Khan

Reqruitment and Retention Advisor

The University of Vermont

Elaine Doell

Employment Compliance Supervisor

University of North Carolina-Wilmingon

Tracy Worthey

Director of Staff Employment

University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Kirsten Taylor

Director of Employment Benefits

Lincoln Land Community College

Amanda Sweezy

Employment/Benefits Specialist

Cleveland Community College

Ginger Blake

Director of Organizational Development and Training

New Paltz State University of New York

Jessica Toner

Recruitment Manager

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory