Kathie Mattox, associate director for the Honors College, recently received the "Outstanding Advising Administrator Award," during the 6th Annual Provost Advising Awards Ceremony.
These awards are given to nominees that exemplify qualities such as interpersonal and human relations skills, professional practices, documented success and documented advisor development.
Mrs. Mattox has served the Honors College for 30 years with professionalism, dedication, and a love for her staff and students.
In her nomination packet an advisor wrote, “Ms. Mattox does all of these amazing things with humility and grace. She shies away from any credit and is quick to say that things are accomplished as a ‘team.’ She is a fearless and unabashed advocate for her staff and treats all of us with respect. She makes the office a better place each day and creates a work environment that is supportive of new ideas, fresh perspectives, and collaboration. It has been a true honor working with her each day and I have learned so much about how to be a good leader through her example.”
Mattox received her bachelor of arts in interior design and graduated with high honors in 1977 from Judson College. In 1993 she received a master of science in human development and family studies from Auburn University. Employed with Auburn since 1981, Mattox was associated with the Office of Public Service and research and the Dean's office of Arts and Sciences, where she first became involved with the Honors College in 1987. She has previously served the Honors college in the positions of Graduate Teaching Assistant and Assistant Director.
When asked her proudest moment at Auburn University, Mattox replied "it was in 2009, when a permanent endowment that supports student travel and undergraduate research for Honors College students was established in my honor."
Congratulation Mrs. Mattox!