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Jill Morris

Distinguished Staff Award, 2020

Jill Morris, senior grants specialist for the Institute for Population Research, is one of 13 recipients of this year's Distinguished Staff Awards, the university’s highest staff recognition that annually honors individuals for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments and service to The Ohio State University.

Morris, who has been with the College of Arts and Sciences for 12 years, assists researchers across the university in grant application management, resulting in $45 million in external funds for the university. Her willingness to share her expertise has earned her the respect and trust of colleagues across the nation. Her expertise, attention to detail and collaborative nature positively impact faculty and staff research and advance the university’s mission.

Nominees for Distinguished Staff Awards are assessed on criteria consistent with the university’s values, as well as the individual’s contributions to enhance the quality of work life for faculty, staff, students or patients, provide outstanding and ongoing service to university stakeholders, and/or develop creative solutions to increase department or university operations.