Denise Keeton, assistant director of business operations for the WSU Office of Commercialization, is praised for her Cougar Spirit, for anticipating needs and exceeding expectations, and providing superior customer service. Her knowledge of University policies is extensive and she shares her expertise generously.

Her nominator notes that Denise is “a great mentor for many people in our office [and] she is always teaching employees in our department about the policies and procedures of WSU. She is a great resource to many fellow employees.”

Denise’s superior efforts in support of WSU’s strategic goals embody the core values of the Crimson Spirit award.