Staff Recognition

Fisher College of Business recognizes the invaluable contribution of staff members to the success of the college through the Coykendale MAX Staff Leadership Award and MAX Years of Service staff recognition programs. Fisher staff have also been honored by Ohio State for leadership and service to the university.


Rob Chabot

Coykendale MAX Staff Leadership Award

Rob Chabot, director of admissions and recruiting for Fisher's graduate programs, was presented with the 2014 Coykendale MAX Staff Leadership Award. The award recognizes a staff member who best exemplifies the core values of the college. The award is named in honor of Cindy Coykendale, who provided more than 35 years of dedicated service to the college.

"Rob is a masterful relationship builder," wrote a nominator. "He enjoys connecting with prospective students, learning about their backgrounds and career plans, and convincing them that Fisher is the best program for their personal success. He works hard to ensure that each and every connection a prospect has is designed to enhance their impression of Fisher and its programs."


Laurie Spadaro

Ohio State Distinguished Staff Award

Laurie Spadaro, an administrative associate in the Department of Management Sciences at Fisher, was one of 12 recipients of a 2015 University Distinguished Staff Award. The award recognizes staff members for their outstanding leadership and accomplishment in service to the university.

“Laurie is a dedicated, resourceful and enthusiastic professional,” said Ken Boyer, chair of the Department of Management Sciences. “In my 20-plus years in academia I have dealt with scores of university administrative personnel, and I would rate her as easily being in the top handful for overall performance.”


Jane Palmer

Ruth C. Bailey Award for Multicultural Engagement

Jane Palmer, a program manager in the Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office at Fisher, was named a winner of the Ruth C. Bailey Award. The honor recognizes a faculty, staff member or volunteer at Ohio State who has demonstrated a significant contribution toward multicultural interaction and understanding.

"Jane cares about students and, at the same time, challenges them to get out of their comfort zone to fully experience U.S. culture and take advantage of opportunities at the university and in Fisher," wrote a nominator. "As international student coordinator for undergraduate students at Fisher, Jane has played a key role in transforming the international student experience into one in which students feel a sense of belonging and an understanding of American culture."