Colleen Conrad Stump ’76, M’82 Receives Highest USM Award

Colleen C. Stump

Colleen Conrad Stump ’76, M’82, associate vice president for University Advancement and director of Publications at Frostburg State University, received the 2010 University System of Maryland Board of Regents Staff Award, the highest honor bestowed on USM staff employees, for exceptional contribution to the institution.

“I am not surprised that Colleen was selected by the USM Board of Regents for this prestigious award; she exemplifies all that quality and excellence is about in higher education,” FSU President Jonathan Gibralter said. “She performs her job with a focus upon only what is best for our students and our institution. I am very proud of this highly skilled and enormously professional staff member.”

Stump, a member of FSU’s staff since 1983, was credited with her leadership in the development of FSU’s publications, marketing materials, and the university’s brand identity as director of Publications. In 2009, she was appointed associate vice president for University Advancement, which added to her duties the oversight of media relations, marketing, social media, and fundraising publications.

The Regents’ Staff Award recognizes the achievements of salaried and hourly employees of the University System of Maryland which is comprised of twelve universities. Award winners are nominated based on letters and recommendations by colleagues.