Ardell Moree
Ardell Moree
Role Model, 2016

For keeping calm amid chaos and always finding time to mentor and support the Research IT team, Ardell Moree has won the latest Role Model RockIT Award. Ardell is patient and encourages excellence. He knows how to constructively criticize and to make his staff stronger and how to praise good performance. Ardell is always willing to roll up his sleeves and help, leading by example with a hands-on approach. He sets goals that are attainable and plans accordingly, helping his team and other teams in ITS to meet and usually exceed them. When Research IT staff joined ITS, Ardell helped the team adjust with open lines of communication and an open-door policy, and his team knows it can trust his advice and judgment.  Even with a new addition to the family and sleep deprivation, Ardell maintains an inspiring 'will-do' attitude. His leadership style and initiative are second to none.