Chancellor's Award for Human Relations goes to Tammy Cox

August 16, 2011

Tammy CoxTammy Cox, assistant dean of administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has received the 2011 Chancellor's Award in the category of Human Relations.

"The Chancellor's Awards program celebrates meritorious or distinguished accomplishments by University employees. Award recipients are honored at a recognition luncheon with the Chancellor, and receive a monetary award and special leave award." Recipients for the 2011 awards fall into the categories of: Human Relations, Public Service, Outstanding State Government Service and Innovation(s). Other categories including safety and/or heroism had no recipients for 2011. Cox and the other three winners of the Chancellor's Awards are also submitted as candidates by the University for the 2011 Governor's Award for Excellence. 

Cox oversees the SILS Administrative Offices managing the many day-to-day financial and administrative transactions. In addition, she directs staff in Contract and Grants Services, Student Services and Human Resources, as well as temporary and student assistants, to ensure the office runs smoothly.  

"We are delighted although not surprised that Tammy was selected for the Chancellor's Award in Human Relations," said Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer distinguished professor. "She provides exceptional service to SILS and to the University by continuously providing outstanding administrative service at multiple levels - even through rough financial times. She enhances our day-to-day working environment and she is deserving of this prestigious award."

Cox joined the School of Information and Library Science in August 2009. She received the 2010 SILS Staff Excellence Award last December.