Professional Staff Award for Excellence

2013 recipient: David Davidson

Associate Director, Border Policy Research Institute

David Davidson has served as the Associate Director of the Border Policy Research Institute at Western since 2005. Before his position at BPRI, he served as the City Administrator in Sumas for eight years and has gained a wealth of experience with the border between Whatcom County and Canada over the last 20 years. He earned his master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington.


2012 recipient: Dana Edward

Director of Certification and Accreditation, Woodring College of Education

Before she came to Western in 1999, Dana Edward had more than 25 years of experience in the public sector.  She has worked for the San Diego Convention Center Corporation, the San Diego Housing Commission, and the San Diego County Department of Social Services.

During the academic year, she works with faculty and staff across campus dealing with curricular revisions and proposals, and advises on educator certification. For the last few years, her focus has been on the coordination of a concurrent state program approval and national accreditation site visit.


2011 recipient: Devlin O'Donnell

Coordinator of CASAS, Prevention and Wellness Services











2010 recipient: Bill Managan

Assistant Director of Operations, Facilities Management

Previous PSO award winners

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