Randy Siders, Executive Associate Director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), is the 2021 recipient of the RIO Outstanding Partner Award.
Randy was nominated by:
What the Nominators Said About Randy
Randy has a reputation as an innovative and insightful leader. Due to his exemplary professionalism, insightfulness, selfless service to LASP, and his unwavering spirit of collaboration and teamwork, he is sought out by RIO and many other leaders throughout campus as a “must have” person to help tackle the myriad of challenges and opportunities that continually face our campus. Randy brings an operational mindset and perspective that has proven critical to ensuring department and institute impacts are considered for research administration process and policy changes.
RIO has benefited from Randy’s innate and somewhat unique communication style. Often using what many call “Randy-isms,” he has the ability to give structure, meaning, practicality and even humor to complex ideas. This ability is something that helps drive campus leaders toward actionable solutions. Randy drives clear innovation and change that benefits the entirety of campus, which cannot be overstated. Examples of RIO and other cross campus projects where he has helped enable success in the past year include the following:
Randy is a tremendous leader in LASP, RIO and the university. He continually, but professionally, challenges the norm, helping to drive innovation and change for the betterment of all. His integrity, adaptability and leadership during periods of opportunity and turmoil make it a true privilege to work with him.