Laura Kinslow recognized with the President’s Employee Excellence Award

Laura Kinslow, second from right, poses for a photo with Dori Borjesson, right, Dean of the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, WSU President Kirk Schulz, left, and WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton, second from left, after Kinslow was honored with one of the President’s Employee Excellence Awards.

Laura Kinslow, fiscal specialist supervisor for the college’s Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience department, is the recipient of the WSU President’s Employee Excellence Award.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the university by administrative professional and classified employees from across the state. Awardees are selected based on a review of nominations and the recommendations of the president’s Employee Excellence Awards Committee. 

Kinslow was presented the award during the university’s annual Showcase Celebration.

“I am blessed to work with the people in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience especially, and the College of Veterinary Medicine as a whole who make the college a wonderful and supportive team,” Kinslow said. “I am grateful for the family, my amazing boss, Becky Morton, co-workers and friends who have invested in my life. They, along with my faith, have taught me to serve others, work hard and treat others the way I would like to be treated. I have learned so much from them and felt supported, challenged and encouraged.”

Kinslow began her career at the college 19 years ago, beginning as an hourly employee while she was getting her bachelor’s degree. She became a permanent employee upon graduation and has worked in Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience for her entire career at WSU.

Shane Hentges, chair of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, said Kinslow makes the department and the university better through her creative solutions, efficiency and superior productivity. “Even with her impeccable attention to detail and efficient task completion, she is always available and ready to help others whether faculty, staff, students, vendors or potential recruits,” Hentges said.