Richuitti Named KU Employee of the Month for July 2020

Hawkinson and Richuitti

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Congratulations to Louis Richuitti, storeroom clerk, on being named KU Employee of the Month for July 2020.

Richuitti's nomination from Kayla Hudak, admissions recruiter, reads:

"I am sure I can speak on behalf of other departments when I say that Louis always has a positive attitude as he ensures that our campus mail stays organized and is in flow on a daily basis. He is consistent in his timing, his attitude and even takes the time to address people by name and ask about their day and week.

From the short time that I've come to know Louis, it seems as though he is able to physically lift the energies and spirits in the room just by walking through the door. We need more people like Louis on this campus.

Here at Kutztown, I believe that it starts with the people. It starts with the daily interactions we have with one another, our attitudes and how that shapes our overall campus climate and culture. Specifically, in regards to Goal 3, objective 3 of the university's strategic plan, "ensure a campus culture that respects all campus constituents," Louis demonstrates this on a daily basis in his service and leadership-oriented approach to his job. Countless times, I have seen him interact like this with staff and students just from the admissions side of things.

He represents humility, positive energy and always has a smile on his face. He is always willing to go above and beyond to do his part here at KU in helping all of us be able to do our jobs; and in turn, serve the students and attract more students. I think that he should be recognized for his efforts and I think that we should all look to Louis as an exemplary leader on this campus for how we treat one another."

Nominations are collected from students, faculty and staff, and the Employee of the Month is selected by the Human Resources Advisory Council. A winner will be selected each month, and out of the 12 monthly winners one will be selected as Employee of the Year. The Employee of the Month will receive a plaque, reserved parking and a $100 monetary gift sponsored by President Hawkinson.

For more information on the award or to nominate someone, please visit the KU human resources website.