(Lightner, Michael R - 2019) -- Administrator of the Year Award uri icon



  • Lightner is vice president and academic affairs officer for the CU system. He serves as the president's liaison between system administration and faculty across all four campuses. The Administrator of the Year Award recognizes significant contributions to the university, to Faculty Council and/or to shared and faculty governance. A professor of electrical, computer and energy engineering, he joined CU Boulder in 1981. He was lauded for his track record in scholarship, teaching and service, and for being a champion of shared governance. 'Lightner is an innovative leader, a person of character and an agent of effective change, whose example is to be emulated,' the award resolution reads.

year awarded

  • 2019