INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis employee Erika Huber is the regional Student Employment Supervisor of the Year for the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators, IUPUI officials have announced. The association represents the region that includes Indiana and 13 surrounding states.
Huber, assistant director of the Office of Academic Mentoring in University College at IUPUI, received the regional award after being named the IUPUI Student Employee Supervisor of the Year and the Student Employment Supervisor of the Year for the state of Indiana.
The regional Student Employment Supervisor of the Year award is new this year.
IUPUI student Justin Rice, employed in University College’s Bepko Learning Center, nominated Huber for the IUPUI Student Employee Supervisor of the Year award.
“My supervisor is not one to micromanage students, but uplifts them to complete their responsibilities and tackle challenges,” Rice said in his nomination letter. “She trusts her mentors to not only complete their job, but go beyond it. … She instills leadership values into every one of her mentors by exemplifying leadership. … She views each person on her team as a valuable asset and will always consider their idea no matter how big or small it is. … Her passion and compassion for her job, co-workers, and students is what drives her leadership to be what it is: innovative, developing, and maximizing.”
IUPUI honored Huber at the annual Student Employee of the Year Awards Luncheon earlier this year at the University Tower Ballroom. The celebration lunch honored student employee and student supervisor nominees and winners of the Student of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, Employee Team of the Year, Community Student Employee of the Year and Community Employer Partner of the Year awards.
The Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators seeks to improve the professional services of administrators and counselors who assist postsecondary students in securing employment. The criteria for the Supervisor of the Year award are based on mentoring, professionalism and excellent leadership.