Posted on Sep 9, 2019

USF College of Nursing Director Earns USF Health Culture Coin

USF College of Nursing Director Earns USF Health Culture Coin

USF College of Nursing dean Victoria L. Rich, PhD, RN, FAAN, has awarded a USF Health Culture Coin to Robert Lugo, director of Administrative and Business Services at the college.

Lugo oversaw the recent renovations of the first-floor office space, which brought the college’s human resources, business, and communications and marketing departments into one main suite.

“For me, bringing us together into one central area has been my driving force,” he said. “We were so decentralized. I carry the coin with me every day. It is a reminder of where the dean wants to go. It is an extension of fulfilling her mission of where she wants to move the college forward.”

The Culture Coin is part of a broader USF Health-wide initiative offering a fresh examination of what USF Health stands for, including updating the mission, values and principles that drive faculty and staff to put their best forward.

These focus on becoming lifelong learners, constantly striving to improve, and display the gritty resolve necessary to continuously perform at the highest level.

“Robert clearly demonstrates the innovation and collaboration that our college requires as we carry out our mission of educating 21st-century nurses,” said Dean Rich. “In addition to the first-floor project, he orchestrated the facilities requirements needed for our Accelerated Second Degree program to be housed at the USF St. Petersburg campus. His work is critical for our expansion success.”

The coin itself is a symbol of dedication, optimism, inclusiveness, transparency and innovation and will be awarded to exemplary employees who go above and beyond in representing USF Health values.

Story by Elizabeth L. Brown, USF College of Nursing