Employee of the Year
Facilities Management continuously strives to recognize the efforts of the men and women who give their very best in ensuring that the Health Science Center lives up to its honor as one of the finest institutions in the University of Texas System. Aside from its Employee of the Quarter program, Facilities has a vigorous Employee of the Year program that selects that special individual from those who have been previously selected for the quarterly recognition that truly stands out as the best of the best.
At the recent Facilities Management Christmas party held on December 21, Raymond Martin, Assistant Vice President for Facilities, presented the award for Employee of the Year for 2012 to Johnie Evans, a Senior Carpenter assigned to the Construction and Project Management division of Facilities. Johnie was selected as Employee of the Quarter for the October - December quarter and was presented with both awards at the annual event. Johnie was selected by a committee of peers, a cross section of Facilities that reflects the department's diversity. From housekeepers and plumbers to electricians and drafters, the committee has selected Johnie as truly deserving of the award.
During the presentation, Raymond lauded Johnie's leadership skills when he had to assume the role of supervisor for the
13-man carpentry and cabinet shops for an extended period of time due to his supervisor's absence. Above all, Raymond described Johnie as someone who is very well respected in the workplace as "a craftsman, a leader, and a mentor".