Titan Excellence Awards Winners



2019 Winners




Titan of the Year: Jim Donovan



Titan of the Year: Jim Donovan


From the four Titan Excellence recipients, one was named Titan of the Year. This year, the honor went to Donovan, who promptly thanked the President Virjee, Vice President for Student Affairs Berenecea J. Eanes, the president’s cabinet and administration, faculty, staff and students.

Jim Donovan , director of athletics, has been described as a transformative force within Titan Athletics. Since his arrival on campus, Titan Athletics has nearly quadrupled its annual fundraising and increased annual student attendance at athletic events by more than 1,200 percent. The university’s graduation success rate for student-athletes increased from 68 to 77 percent. Donovan was recently named one of only four nationwide Under Armour Athletic Directors of the Year Award winners.


Jim Donovan, Athletic Director,  Student Affairs, Athletics



Titan Excellence Awards: Ken Moyer



Ken Moyer , information technology consultant, is described as an exceptional asset to the Department of Online Education and Training in Academic Affairs. His commitment to his day-to-day work, collaboration with cohorts, vision for the department’s projects and programs, and consistent level of outstanding customer service were noted. Additionally, his commitment to the university’s Accessible Technology Initiative and advancing awareness of the importance of inclusive teaching strategies and accessible instructional materials supports student success and inclusivity.


Ken Moyer, Info Tech Consultant , Academic Affairs, Online Education and Training



Titan Excellence Awards: Tammy Rogers



Tammy Rogers , graduation specialist, is a pivotal asset to student success within the College of Communications. Over the last 17 years, she has consistently played an integral role in student success, providing support with integrity and attention to detail. This is evident through the improvement in the College of Communication’s graduation and retention rate


Tammy Rogers, SSP III, Academic Affairs, Dean of Communications office




Titan Excellence Awards: Matt Englar-Carlson




Matt Englar-Carlson , professor of counseling. is described as an extraordinary educator, providing students with support for both educational and personal growth. His contributions to the campus are evident through his leadership every day in the classroom and in the Graduate Mentoring program, where he increases cultural awareness among students, staff, and faculty while providing resources to the population of underrepresented students through advising and mentorship.


Matt Englar-Carlson,  Professor, Counseling , Academic Affairs, College of Health & Hum Dev-NP