2009 Recipient - Dalin Jameson
Executive Assistant to the President and Provost
Video of presentation of The Western Award of Excellence to Dalin Jameson
His work may be largely invisible to many at Western, and Dalin Jameson probably likes it that way. Not seeking personal recognition or credit in any shape or form, his greatest satisfaction lies in helping Western succeed.
Much of what we have accomplished as a university has been shaped by his ability to articulate our collective thoughts,” says Provost and Vice President (Academic) Fred Longstaffe. “This is the great gift Dalin has given to Western.”
A career spanning more than 25 years at Western, Jameson was one of the contributors in establishing ‘the best student experience in a research intensive university’ as Western’s mission.
A trusted advisor to presidents, provosts, deans and other senior administrators, Jameson also directly supporting the success of Western’s students, including his work with the Rhodes Scholarship process and Goldman-Sachs Global Leaders program.
Even though he works on the administrative side of the university, Jameson is a firm believer in connecting with students in the classroom, most recently teaching an honors course.
“For those who have worked with Dalin over the years, the common observation is that he leads by example,” says Lucyanne Davison, Coordinator, Office of the Provost. “He has a unique perspective based on both rational thought and the advantage of his wealth of experiences. His contributions and work ethic add to the quality of the work environment for everyone.”
It has been said that Jameson’s hand has been on the pen of many of Western’s critical documents, not the least of which include draft reports of at least three Stratetgic Planning Task Forces, along with work on numerous administrative committees.
“In this complex place we call Western, Dalin is the one who knows and guides us along the right paths to the correct process, and who educates us in a selfless fashion of the appropriate precedents for matters and actions of substance that we are contemplating,” says Longstaffe.
by Paul Mayne
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