Kent McGuire receives Ohio State Distinguished Staff Award

Kent McGuire, CFAES’ safety and health coordinator, has received one of Ohio State’s 12 Distinguished Staff Awards, the university’s highest staff recognition. The awards honor staff members for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments, and service to Ohio State. He is pictured in the middle row, left, behind Ohio State President Michael V. Drake.

McGuire “fosters an environment that is safe for employees,” Ohio State’s Office of Human Resources says on its website. “He goes above and beyond to develop safety initiatives to protect employees in a diverse variety of areas,” including research farms and Ohio State University Extension county offices. He and the other award winners were recognized by President Drake and other university leaders during an April 30 luncheon, which is when the photo was taken, and will be honored on the field during Ohio State’s Aug. 31 football game.

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