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Evans, Schlais Honored with Morsani Outstanding Staff Award

Monday, May 22, 2017

Leslie Evans and Tim Schlais are the 2016-17 recipients of the Frank and Carol Morsani Outstanding Staff in the OSU College of Education.

Evans joined the College of Education 2009 and serves as director of Student Academic Services. Schlais is the grant manager and has been with the College of Education since 2011. Evans and Schlais were nominated for the award by peers and then selected by a committee of representatives of the faculty, staff and students of the college to receive the award.

Established in 1997, the staff award is named for the Morsanis, who have shown great generosity and support of Oklahoma State University and the College of Education. Frank Morsani grew up near Ramona, Oklahoma, and Carol is a native of Tulsa. A 1957 graduate of Oklahoma A&M College, Frank is a noted entrepreneur and the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. Carol studied interior design at OSU and is well-known nationally for her many philanthropic projects. In 2010, Frank and Carol received honorary doctorates from Oklahoma State University.

Past winners of the award include:Tim Schlais, Dean Romans and Leslie Evans

1997
Patty Bible

1998
Brenda Brown

1999
Kathy Boyer

2000
Pamela Porter

2001
Lance Millis

2002
Deanna Leport

2003
Cyndi Collin-Hise
Linda Myers

2004
Elizabeth Halley

2005
Wilda Reedy

2006
Terry Hunt

2007
Sandi Ireland

2008
Marta Kochenower

2009
Todd Snethen

2010
Debbie McAuliff

2011-2012
Kevin Gerfen

2012-13
Toby Brown

2013-14
Amber Grim
Candace Thrasher

2014-15
Dustin Ivey

2015-16
Kat Colson
Pat Karcher

2016-17
Leslie Evans
Tim Schlais