Congratulations go to Belynda Bady for her outstanding service as Director of Administration and for brilliantly leading the Social Science Division’s Culture and Community Initiative!
This initiative is focused on improving our communal morale and engagement! Belynda has led this initiative from its inception, to the formation of several subcommittees, to the creation of a final report of insightful recommendations, all within a compressed ten-month time frame. Along the way Belynda has inspired administrative leaders to think proactively, creatively and constructively on how to create a better working environment for everyone at Harvard.
The Dean's Distinction Award is given to eligible FAS and SEAS staff members who are nominated by faculty and staff members based on their exceptional service and who act with the highest integrity and serve as role models among FAS and SEAS staff. They make an exceptional contribution and demonstrate outstanding citizenship and collaboration on behalf of the FAS and/or SEAS.
Belynda joined the Harvard Economics Department as Director of Administration in March 2010.
Previous recipients of the Dean's Distinction Award in the Economics Department include Graduate Program Administrator Brenda Piquet in 2015, former staff member Linda Wang, Manager of Research Administration in 2014, and Faculty Assistant Ann Richards in 2010.