Megan Fryda receives KUDOS award from NU Board of Regents

Megan Fryda, director of Academic Resources and Institutional Research at UNK, received the University of Nebraska Board of Regents KUDOS award during Friday’s meeting.

KUDOS awards recognize university staff for their professional expertise, service and “superior dedication” to UNK and the University of Nebraska. It is the university’s top staff award.

Fryda started her UNK career as a student worker in 2001 before joining the staff full time in 2003. She’s worked in many areas on campus, starting in the Center for Distance Education before transitioning to Video Services, then Information Technology, followed by Institutional Research. She was promoted to her current position in 2018.

“One of my strengths is dedication,” Fryda says, “and I am very dedicated to UNK.”

Co-workers admire her enthusiastic, can-do attitude.

“She is a wonderful colleague who displays innate intelligence, a high work ethic and a personable demeanor. That’s a genuine trifecta of admirable traits,” said Charlie Bicak, senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs.

As director of Academic Resources and Institutional Research, Fryda collects and interprets data to support the campus mission, assessments, accreditations and planning. Fryda is responsible for the strategic direction of Institutional Research and administration of the Digital Measures faculty information system, and she assists the senior vice chancellor with fiscal and personnel management.

A Grand Island native, Fryda earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UNK. She currently serves on the Universitywide Benefits Committee and is a past recipient of UNK’s Staff Award for Excellence.

“I truly love working at UNK,” Fryda said, “and I’m honored to be selected for KUDOS recognition.”