Outstanding Administrator Award

Outstanding Administrator of the Quarter:

Devin Fulton

Student Life Coordinator

“Devin interacts with students, staff, faculty, and community members with compassion, kindness, and professionalism.”

“Devin has strived to create an environment which builds trust between stakeholders (ie. student life and security). Devin has always promoted a sense of community and worked tirelessly to support Casper college students.”

Mike McLemore

Digital Learning Audio Visual Coordinator

“Many qualities set Mike apart, including his unwavering dedication to supporting our campus. Mike’s commitment extends beyond regular working hours, often finding him tirelessly assisting others during off-hours. It’s not unusual for him to go above and beyond to ensure the seamless operation of audio-visual technology on campus.

Mike has not only been a pillar of support for our campus community but, most recently, he has also played a pivotal role in the success of our new Visual Arts building, demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to the advancement of our institution.”

Hanz Olson


“Hanz Olson is truly an asset to Casper College for myriad reasons. He is generous with his time, working with Museum/ Gallery Studies interns and work study students to not only serve their professional goals but also to create exhibitions that relate to our campus and community history.”

“He is respectful, always willing to step up, and contributes innovative ideas to the event making it more accessible to students each year.”

Julia Whyde

Dean – Fine Arts and Humanities

“Dr. Whyde is well respected in the department by her colleagues as an ethical, poised leader. This is not because of what she demands but because of her own natural presence and her respect for others. She recognizes the unique participation department members have in the smooth operations of Casper College and acknowledges these contributions.”



The Casper College Outstanding Administrator Award is designed to recognize an administrator who demonstrates an outstanding service reputation. This would include: job performance, knowledge, effectiveness, character, communication, cooperation, judgment and interactions. The nominee must have completed a minimum of two years of service as an administrator at Casper College and have not received the honor during the previous five years. Administrators may not nominate themselves for this award.

Below are details about the

  • quarterly award
  • annual award



Quarterly award winners will receive a certificate, coffee mug and $25 coffee gift card (based on fund availability). They will also have their photo taken with the President, and be recognized on the website and at a Board of Trustees meeting.


Call for Quarterly Nominations announced across campus:

  • Quarter 1: opens June 30; closes July 15; announced July 31
  • Quarter 2: opens October 1; closes October 15; announced October 31
  • Quarter 3: opens January 1; closes January 15; announced January 31
  • Quarter 4: opens March 1; closes March 15; announced March 31

*Nominees will roll over for three subsequent quarters if not selected and new nominations will be requested in addition.

Quarterly Outstanding Administrator Winners (2023-2024)

  • Quarter 1: Julia Whyde – Dean of Fine Arts and Humanities
  • Quarter 2: Hanz Olson – Librarian
  • Quarter 3: Mike McLemore – Digital Learning Audio Visual Coordinator
  • Quarter 4: Devin Fulton – Student Life Coordinator


The four Quarterly Outstanding Administrators will move forward for the nomination of Annual Outstanding Administrator. The Annual Outstanding Administrator for the year receives $1,000 (based on fund availability), an award plaque, and will be recognized on the website and at the end of year Retirement and Recognition event.

Timeline and Additional Criteria:

Public comment addressing the following questions will be called for starting on April 1st and will close April 15th:

  1. How does nominee display outstanding professionalism?
  2. How does the nominee interact with others in an outstanding manner?
  3. What traits and qualities have you seen since their nomination of quarterly outstanding administrator?
Nomination Process
  • Administrative Staff, classified staff, and faculty can nominate an administrator for this award.
  • Please download and complete the Nomination Form and submit to Corey Peacock, UU 404, by the stated deadlines.

Outstanding Administrators

  • Mike McLemore [2024]
    Digital Learning Audio Visual Coordinator
  • Chelse DePaolo-Lara [2023]
    Director of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Brian Clark [2022]
    Network Coordinator
  • Linda Toohey [2021]
    Vice President of Student Services
  • Joanne Theobald [2020]
    Director of Counseling
  • Tracy Hasely [2019]
    Director, Student Health Services
  • Linda Nichols [2018]
  • Melissa Stahley-Cummings [2017]
    Director, Assessment
  • Lisa Goss [2016]
    Veteran and Hathaway Scholarship Coordinator
  • Leanne Loya [2015]
    Student Success Counselor
  • Donna Sonesen [2014]
    Director, Early Childhood Learning Center
  • Teresa Wallace [2013]
    Director, Counseling
  • Robyn Landen [2012]
    Director, Financial Services/Controller
  • Alison McNulty [2011]
    Registrar/Director, Admissions and Student Records
  • Lois Davis [2010]
    Dean, Educational Resources
  • Kim Byrd [2009]
    Student Success Coordinator
  • Kevin Anderson [2007]
    Western History/Automation Specialist
  • Janet de Vries [2006]
    Director, Career Services
  • Barb Meryhew [2005]
    Director, Housing/Student Activities
  • Mark Robinson [2004]
    Campus Security Director
  • Jim Ochiltree [2003]
    Vice President Student Services
  • Ron Mathisen [2002]
    Buildings Maintenance Supervisor
  • Shirley Jacob [2001]
    Grants Coordinator
  • Linda (King) Toohey [2000]
    Director, Admission Services
  • Lynn Fletcher [1999]
    Registrar/Coordinator Admissions and Student Records
  • William Landen [1997]
    Director, College Relations
  • Darry Voigt [1996]
    Director, Student Financial Aid
  • Jenny Black [1995]
    Admissions Coordinator
  • Russell Poppen [1994]
    Director, Student Placement/Career Services
  • R. Lynnette Anderson [1993]
    Director, College Library
  • Garth Shanklin (1992)
    Director, Counseling
  • Stan McDowell [1991]
    Director, Intramurals
  • Paul E. Hallock [1990]
    Director, Planning and Development
  • A. LeRoy Strausner [1989]
    Dean of Students