Each year, the College of Letters & Science at UW-Madison makes a point to recognize employees whose 15 or more years of service to L&S have allowed them to make a significant impact upon the college. For 2012-13, the college has awarded Matt Sanders, executive director of the Department of Chemistry, the Judith Craig Distinguished Service Award. Sanders has served in this role for 28 years and has made many significant contributions to the department by interfacing with faculty, students, and staff.
Prior to coming on staff, Sanders completed a Ph.D. in chemistry in the department. His chemical background and experience as a chemistry graduate student have uniquely qualified him to serve as an ambassador of the department as he engages with incoming graduate students and alumni.