Denise Keeton, assistant director of business operations for the WSU Office of Commercialization, is the most recent winner of the Crimson Spirit Award. Her nominator praised her for her Cougar Spirit, for anticipating needs and exceeding expectations, and providing superior customer service.

Keeton’s knowledge of University policies is extensive and she shares her expertise generously. Her nominator notes that Ms. Keeton 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.” Keeton also was recognized for her superior efforts in support of WSU’s strategic goals.